Tilletia Tritici Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602915
Specimen Type: Blood
Tilletia Tritici Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures an allergic reaction to Tilletia Tritici. Tilletia Tritici, also known as Tilletia Caries, is a fungus that infects agricultural crops such as wheat, rye, and corn. The infection causes small black kernels full of fungal spores that resemble ash to develop on the affected plants. These spores produce an odor similar to dead fish. The disease that tilletia tritici causes in plants is known by several names including common bunt and stinking smut. Allergies to tilletia tritici are most common among those who live or work on or near farms where crops that are susceptible to the infection are grown. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include coughing, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, shortness of breath, wheezing, and fever. Severe allergies can cause or worsen respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever.
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.
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Results for this test typically tale 3-5 business days.
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