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Allergy Tuna Fish Fluorescence Assay Skin


Allergy Tuna Fish Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to tuna fish or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen Tuna fish is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.

What is Tuna fish and its benefits?

Tuna is also called as tunny and have a round body. It is an important commercial fish and used for many purposes. Tuna is widely used for flavoring of food, the texture of food, salads, etc. It is canned in larger quantities in many countries for sale.

It is used for several purposes like fish meal, few sausages, sushi, Caesar salad, pizza toppings, fish oils, etc.

What is Tuna fish allergy?

Tuna fish allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the tuna fish and may suffer from symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, coughing, breathlessness, wheezing, fever, runny nose, redness of the skin, watery eyes, etc.

In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to tuna fish or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, fever, shortness of breath, swelling of the throat, headaches, coughing, skin rashes, etc.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Tuna Fish Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Tuna Fish Fluorescence Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.

Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are normal.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that there is no wheal and flare type reaction. So, the individual is not allergic to tuna fish.

Wheal-and-flare reaction is the swelling and redness of the skin.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that there is a wheal-and-flare type reaction on the skin. A wheal with a diameter of 3mm or more is generally considered as a positive result which means the individual is allergic to tuna fish.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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