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Allergy - Cucumber Test

Allergy - Cucumber Test

also known as: Allergy Cucumber Enzyme Assay

You may develop an allergy to certain substances, like say cucumber which is why you need to get yourself tested at the earliest to avoid developing severe allergic reactions to the allergen in question. Your current allergy could have developed recently or been there since you were young; but it is essential that you get yourself tested by a physician at the earliest, especially if you start displaying some of the symptoms listed below, on consuming cucumber.

Severe rash Inflammation of the lips Itching sensation in the mouth Difficulty breathing Difficulty swallowing Anaphylaxis You need to consult your doctor right away especially if you start displaying signs of developing anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction to the allergen in question. You need to head over to the emergency room right away.

Your doctor would first evaluate your current condition and the allergic symptoms you had developed when consuming cucumber. He would first assess your current condition and recommend hospitalization if you are in the risk of developing a severe allergic reaction, such as anaphylaxis. He would also order an allergy test to be carried out right away. The results should be available in a few hours after which the doctor would prescribe effective course of treatment for the same; he may also order additional tests if the blood test results are not clear.

The allergy test for cucumber is mainly used to determine your susceptibility to the said allergen, to diagnose your current condition and effectively treat your current condition right away. It is important that you take pre-emptive measures to avoid the issue flaring up again and this means that you need to abstain from consuming cucumber, either directly or indirectly as it can cause you to break into hives and develop severe allergic reactions. It is vital that you get yourself tested at the earliest, so as to better safeguard your health.

Your doctor would first carry out a blood test to determine the presence of IgE antibodies specific to the allergen. He would opt to draw a small sample of your venous blood which would then be collected in a sterile container and be processed at the lab for the presence of IgE antibodies. The lab should process the sample and send the report in a few hours; your doctor would review the same and may order additional tests to be carried out, as well as prescribe effective medication to help treat the same.

Specimen
Serum
Volume
1ml
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Allergy - Cucumber
UNISEX
All age groups
>100kU/l
Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.900 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.
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