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Overview Brief

Onion allergy is very rare and studies show only 3% of adults suffer from it. (1) Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION is a test to detect onion allergy.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION?

Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION is a blood test. It measures the level of immunoglobulin E in the serum when exposed to specific allergens in onion. Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION is conducted using ImmunoCAP method.

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION Suggested?

An allergist can suggest Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION to diagnose symptoms of onion allergy.

  • Breathing difficulties or Asthma.
  • Gas, bloating, burping.
  • Skin irritation, blotching, itching or rashes.
  • Swelling of lips, face or other body parts.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION Performed?

Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION is an in-vitro blood test performed at a laboratory.

  • A blood sample from the veins is collected.
  • The serum is separated from the sample.
  • It is exposed to onion specific allergen.
  • IgE antibodies are measured.

The higher the level of antibodies in Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION test, the higher the patient is prone to onion allergy.

What are the Parameters Measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION test?

Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION test measures the level of IgE antibodies.

Preparation before Performing Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION

Patient has to go to the lab to give a sample for Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION test.

  • The doctor may instruct to avoid taking some medications prior to Allergy, Individual marker, ONION test.
  • Clinical evaluation of the signs of allergy.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION

Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION is an effective tool to detect onion allergy.

  • Rest for some time, after Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION.
  • Follow instructions of the doctor.

Sample Types in Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION

Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION requires just one sample.

  • Blood sample.

Side-effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION

Allergy, Individual Marker, Onion is a risk-free test.

  • Pain at the sample collection site.
  • The results of Allergy, Individual Marker, ONION may not be accurate sometimes.

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