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Beef Allergy IgE Blood Test

The beef allergy IgE blood test measures IgE antibodies in the blood and the level of an individual's reaction to beef. 


Test Code: 602509

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As:

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 2827

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As:

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Beef allergies are relatively uncommon and usually develop later in life. This allergy is related to the Alpha-gal, which is a carbohydrate that is located in the mammalian cell membranes. 

Symptoms of an allergy to beef may include the following:

•  Shortness of breath or wheezing

•  Headaches

•  Sneezing and runny nose

•  Itching or Hives

•  Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

•  Swelling of throat, tongue, face, lips, or other body parts

•  In severe cases, anaphylaxis

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