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Allergy - Birch Test

Allergy - Birch Test

also known as: Allergy Birch Enzyme Assay

An allergy can be defined as a condition in which your immune system responds aberrantly to a foreign substance in your body. Allergic reactions have a variety of causes and sources and can be termed as one of the common ways of compromising your immune system. Birch tree allergy falls under the category of oral allergies where you are allergic to birch pollen which is present in fruits, vegetables and etc. The birch tree allergy test is used to confirm if you’re allergic to birch pollens. The test is also called as Allergy Birch Enzyme Assay. This test uses a blood sample from the patient to derive an analysis and the lab report produced after the test will give you a detailed analysis and insight regarding the allergy, if present.

It is recommended to wear a half-sleeve or a sleeveless shirt that does not, in any way, tamper with the procedure. This is done to ease the process of the blood sample. No alteration of diet is needed. However, it is better to inform your doctor if you are taking any medications for the allergies or underlying conditions as it might cause adverse effects or tamper with the output.

As mentioned above, this comprehensive birch tree allergy test is performed to check if you are allergic to Birch Pollens. Once the reports are obtained, we can draw certain conclusions to estimate the desired outcome: Normal- The normal range for all the age groups and all genders is 100kU/l. Strong-Positive- It can be termed abnormal if the range is greater than (>100kU/l) for all age group and genders.

A blood sample is obtained by inserting a needle into a vein in the arm. The location of the vein will be cleansed with an alcohol pad. A needle is then injected into the cleansed portion of the skin preferably the visible vein and then a sample of blood is taken. The lab assistant will remove the needle and put an adhesive bandage over the area. It is done by detecting the allergen-specific IgE in the sample taken. It is taken for further observation and examination to the research laboratory.

One 8.5 mL red-top tube or one 8.5 mL gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy Birch
All age groups
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.900 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity

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