Mango Allergy Test
Test Code: 602741
Specimen Type: Blood
Mango Allergy Test
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Mango. Mangoes grow on a tree that belongs to the same family as poison ivy and poison oak. In addition to allergic reactions from eating mango, some people may experience reaction just from having their skin come into contact with the skin of the fruit. People with an allergy to latex may also be allergic to mangoes due to similarities in the proteins they contain. Mangoes are used for flavoring in a number of different products so checking ingredients is important if you have an allergy.
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 mango or products which contain mango. For further options, please see our allergy testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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