Apple Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602724
Specimen Type: Blood
Apple Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Apples. People who are allergic to apples often have other allergies to things like birth tree pollen, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, walnuts, and hazelnuts. This is due to similar proteins that can trigger a reaction in some people. Apples are used for a variety of products including juices, jams, jellies, and baked goods. People with an allergy will need to check ingredients to make sure they are not putting their health at risk.
Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion or exposure. Common food allergy symptoms include rash, hives, itching, cough, wheezing, tightening of the throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and lightheadedness. People with a severe allergy may experience anaphylaxis which can be fatal.
Food allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system. The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them. These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction. The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next. Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have. Positive allergy test results should be discussed with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate follow-up.
This test is typically ordered when someone experiences allergy symptoms shortly after eating apples or products that contain apples. A Fruit Allergy Panel that includes apples, as well as other types of fruit, is also available. For further options, please see our allergy testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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