Cheddar Cheese Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Cheddar Cheese Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to cheddar cheese.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Cheddar Cheese Allergy IgE Blood Test, which measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to cheddar cheese. Milk can be turned into cheese using different types of milk, like raw or pasteurized, and different production methods, either industrial or artisanal. During cheese production, the allergens alpha-lactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin are removed from the whey, while caseins remain and undergo varying degrees of proteolysis based on the cheese-making process. Some people may develop sensitization to cheese due to both food-related and occupational IgE.
When should I order a Cheddar Cheese Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this Cheddar Cheese Allergy Blood Test if they have experienced symptoms related to a cheese allergy. Allergy symptoms vary depending on the individual, ranging from mild to severe reactions. Most food-related symptoms occur within two hours of ingestion but frequently begin within minutes. In addition, the response can be delayed by four to six hours or even longer in some rare cases.
An allergic reaction may affect the skin, intestinal lining, and air pathways. Individuals with a cheese allergy may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Tingling sensation near or around the mouth
- Abdominal discomfort
- Nausea or vomiting
- Itching or hives
- Difficulty breathing, swallowing, or wheezing
In some cases, a severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis may occur. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:
- Rapid or increased heart rate
- Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
- Low blood pressure
- Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness
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