Avocado Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602745
Specimen Type: Blood
Avocado Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to avocado. Avocados have become very popular and are used n a variety of recipes. The popularity of avocados has lead to an increase in the number of people realizing they are allergic to them. People who have a latex allergy are often also allergic to avocados and other fruits such as bananas, kiwis, and melons due to due to the fact that they contain similar proteins.
Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion. 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 an avocado. For more options, please see our allergy testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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