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Green Peppercorn Allergy Blood Test

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Test Code: 602760
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Green Peppercorn Allergy Blood Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to green peppercorns.  Green peppercorns are the unripened fruit of the piper nigrum plant.  Green peppercorns are most commonly used as a seasoning or garnish.  People with an allergy should be careful about checking ingredients as peppercorns are used in a variety of recipes and products.  Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion.  Common symptoms include tingling in the mouth, hives, itching, rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, flushed skin, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.  A severe allergic reaction can sometimes cause anaphylaxis which may be life-threatening. 

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.

Green Peppercorn Allergy testing is typically ordered when a person experiences symptoms of an allergic reaction after eating green peppercorns.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category

Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Green Peppercorn Allergy Blood Test

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Test Code: 2931
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Green Peppercorn Allergy Blood Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to green peppercorns.  Green peppercorns are the unripened fruit of the piper nigrum plant.  Green peppercorns are most commonly used as a seasoning or garnish.  People with an allergy should be careful about checking ingredients as peppercorns are used in a variety of recipes and products.  Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion.  Common symptoms include tingling in the mouth, hives, itching, rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, flushed skin, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.  A severe allergic reaction can sometimes cause anaphylaxis which may be life-threatening. 

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.

Green Peppercorn Allergy testing is typically ordered when a person experiences symptoms of an allergic reaction after eating green peppercorns.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category.

Results for this test typically take 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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