Apricot Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602795
Specimen Type: Blood
Apricot Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Apricots. Apricots are a fruit that belongs to the same family as peaches, plums, and cherries. They are originally native to Asian countries but are now cultivated around the world. People who are allergic should be careful about checking ingredients for products such as juices, jellies, jams, preserves, and baked goods. If you have an apricot allergy, there is a possibility of being allergic to other fruits in the same family.
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 apricots or products that contain apricot. For more testing options, please see our allergy testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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