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Oregano Allergy Blood Test


Test Code: 602822
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Oregano Allergy Blood Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to oregano.  Oregano is an herb from the Lamiaceae family that is native to the Mediterranean region but is cultivated in many parts of the world.  In addition to its use in cooking, oregano is also used in supplements and some varieties of essential oils and skin creams.  Allergies to oregano are rare but do affect some people.  People with an oregano allergy may also be allergic to other herbs from the same family including thyme, sage, marjoram, mint, and basil. 

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 oregano or using products that contain oregano oil.  For more options, please see our allergy testing category.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 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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Oregano Allergy Blood Test


Test Code: 3045
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Oregano Allergy Blood Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to oregano.  Oregano is an herb from the Lamiaceae family that is native to the Mediterranean region but is cultivated in many parts of the world.  In addition to its use in cooking, oregano is also used in supplements and some varieties of essential oils and skin creams.  Allergies to oregano are rare but do affect some people.  People with an oregano allergy may also be allergic to other herbs from the same family including thyme, sage, marjoram, mint, and basil. 

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 oregano or using products that contain oregano oil.  For more options, please see our allergy testing category.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 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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