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Chocolate Allergy IgE Blood Test

The Chocolate Allergy Blood Test measures IgE antibodies in the blood and the level of an individual's reaction to chocolate. 


Test Code: 602492

Also Known As: Cacao Allergy

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation: No special preparation required.

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

Sample Report

Test Code: 2875

Also Known As: Cacao Allergy

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

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

Description

Chocolate is made from the cacao seed, grown from a small evergreen tree located in the Americas' tropical region. People enjoy it in many desserts and often in savory dishes. This treat could cause problems for those with an allergy to it. 

Symptoms could include:

•  Swelling of the throat, tongue, or lips

•  Stomach cramps

•  Hives

•  Vomiting

•  Shortness of breath

•  Wheezing

Individuals with an intolerance to gluten or with celiac disease often react to chocolate. Positive allergy test results should be discussed with your physician.

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