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Black Pepper Allergy Blood Test

The black pepper allergy blood test measures a person's allergic reaction to black pepper.


Test Code: 602818

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As: Black Pepper; Black Peppercorn

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: 2561

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As: Black Pepper; Black Peppercorn

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

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

Description

Black pepper is a spice that can be found in many food dishes. That makes it an allergen that is challenging to avoid. Those people who have an allergy to black pepper might discover that they are allergic to green and white pepper. Since it's not common, many people won’t even know they are allergic to black pepper until symptoms occur.

Symptoms could include:

•  Asthma

•  Swelling

•  Rashes or hives on the skin

•  Diarrhea

•  Coughing

•  Abdominal Cramps

•  Dizziness

•  Red and Watery eyes

•  In severe cases, anaphylaxis

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