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Overview Brief

Allergy to lentils is caused by Len C 1, a major allergen in lentils. (1) Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil detects a Lentil allergy.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is a blood test which detects immunoglobulin E antibodies in the serum that is produced against Len C 1 allergen. Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is conducted through the ImmunoCAP method.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil suggested?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is recommended to diagnose the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin irritation, hives or itching
  • Watery eyes, clogged or runny nose
  • Swelling of lips and tongue (2)

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is a safe test that is performed at a pathology lab.

  • Blood samples are collected.
  • Serum is separated and exposed to Len C 1 allergen.
  • Level of antibodies is measured.

Treatment for management of lentil allergy is designed after interpreting the results of Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil.

What are the parameters measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil?

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil measures the level of IgE antibodies in the serum, when exposed to Len C 1 allergens.

Preparation before Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil

The results of Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil are available within two days.

  • The doctor may instruct you to avoid taking some medications before Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil.
  • Pre-schedule the test.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil

Giving a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil does not take more than 10 minutes.

  • Rest for some time.
  • Inform any discomfort after Allergy, Individual marker, Lentil, to your doctor.

Sample Types in Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is done using one Intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil

Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil is a risk-free test. However, the patient might experience:

  • Slight pain at the site of injection prick to collect a sample.
  • Dizziness after giving sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, Lentil.

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