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Cucumbers contain salicylates which can give  rise to Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) in affected individuals and and allergy testing for this individual marker is necessary.

What is ALLERGY TEST for INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER? 

The allergy test for individual marker cucumber is done after symptoms are exhibited. It consists of a Quantitative ImmunoCAP Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay.

The allergy test for individual marker cucumber is a very simple test.

Why is ALLERGY TEST for INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER suggested?

In certain individuals consumption of cucumber causes oral allergy syndrome. The symptoms are:

  • Itching of mouth, throat, and lips.
  • Swelling of mouth, throat, and lips.

How is ALLERGY TEST for INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER performed? 

The allergy test for individual marker cucumber is performed as follows :

  • Blood from the patient is collected from a vein.
  • Quantitative ImmunoCAP Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay is performed.
  • Results analysed.

The allergy test for individual marker cucumber provides conclusive results.

What are the parameters measured in ALLERGY TEST FOR INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER?

The level of IgE antibodies is measured in the allergy test for individual marker cucumber, if the level exceeds 100kU/L there is a high allergy.

Preparation before performing ALLERGY TEST for CUCUMBER 

Preparations before performing allergy test for individual markercucumber :

  • No fasting required.
  • Inform of any underlying medical condition or allergies.
  • Inform of any medication being taken.

Post-care after ALLERGY TEST for INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER

There is no post care required for individual marker cucumber.

Sample types in ALLERGY TEST for INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER

Sample required for allergy test for individual marker cucumber:

  • 5ml-2ml of blood sample.

Side effects/risks of ALLERGY TEST FOR INDIVIDUAL MARKER CUCUMBER

There are no side effects of the allergy test for individual marker for cucumber.

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