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Allergy Water Melon Fluorescence Assay Blood

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Allergy Water Melon Fluorescence Assay Blood

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What is this test?

This test is used to detect the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the Watermelon in the blood. This test helps to know the immune response of the body towards the Watermelon.

What is Watermelon and its benefits?

Watermelon is a tasty, refreshing and low-calorie fruit that contains vitamin-C, vitamin-A and many other healthy compounds like potassium, magnesium and vitamin-B1, B5, etc. It has 92% of water and thus helps to hydrate the body. It also has several health benefits like reducing heart diseases, lowering inflammation and oxidative stress, relieve muscle soreness, good for skin and hair, prevent the macular degeneration and can improve digestion.

Some watermelon compounds such as cucurbitacin E and lycopene have the potential to prevent cancer. But the studies show a mixed result.

What is Watermelon allergy?

Watermelon allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the watermelon and may suffer from symptoms such as stomach pain and cramps, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, hives, itchy tongue, vomiting, nausea, swelling of face and throat, low blood pressure, dizziness, etc.

What are the antibodies?

Antibodies are produced when any foreign substance or virus or bacteria enters the body. Antibodies are in Y shaped and are of 5 sub-types. They are IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD, IgE. IgE binds to the basophils and mast cells and is seen during allergic reactions.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to watermelon or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as a cough, hives, itchy tongue, stomach pain and cramps, vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of face and throat, low blood pressure, dizziness, etc.

Also known as Allergy Water Melon Fluorescence Assay.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Water Melon Fluorescence Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Water Melon Fluorescence Assay Blood. 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 your test results show high levels of IgE antibodies than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have Watermelon allergy.

If your test results are lower than the normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is unlikely to have Watermelon allergy.

Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsIncreased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance
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