An Allergy Mango Test helps to determine whether an individual is allergic to mangoes or not. It is performed to measure the amount of IgE in the blood. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody produced by the immune system. Antibodies are proteins that attack antigens, a foreign protein, such as bacteria, viruses, and allergens to help safeguard the body against the intruder. Mango contains urushiol, an oil found within the cashew plant family. When contacted, this oil can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions. Although rare, mango allergies may cause a cough, contact dermatitis, swelling of lips and tingling sensation on the tongue.
There is no special preparation required before the test. It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothes for the test. Wearing sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt should be preferred. You are not required to change or alter your diet. Drinking water and staying hydrated is highly encouraged before the test as it helps in drawing the blood easily with no or little pain. Ask your lab provider or doctor beforehand, if you are required to fast or not and any other instructions to be followed during the test especially if you are taking any allergy medicines.
As mentioned above, an Allergy Mango blood test ascertains if an individual is allergic to mangoes or not. It measures the level of IgE in the blood and also helps to determine whether the person can consume mangoes in future.
It is used to detect mango allergy.
It is used to measure the amount of IgE in the blood.
Increased level of IgE means that the person has one or more allergies.
Helpful in planning whether the person should eat the mentioned fruit or not.
Few millilitres of blood would be obtained from you. The entire procedure will not take more than 15 minutes or so. A well-trained phlebotomist will assist you in the entire process.
• A tight band is put on the arm to slow the blood flow and causing the vein to swell.
• An antiseptic wipe or cotton dipped in alcohol is used to clean the area of skin
• A needle is then injected through the rinsed area into your vein and a blood sample is drawn.
• The blood is saved in a container and labelled with your name and details.
• This sample is carried to the research laboratory for further examination.
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