Kiwi Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Kiwi Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to kiwi.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Kiwi Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to kiwi. Kiwifruit is a vine with sweet and tart green flesh, black seeds, and a brown, hairy covering. It's grown in volcanic or drained soil and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Kiwifruit allergy symptoms vary depending on location and sensitivity patterns. It's commonly consumed in various forms, but individuals allergic to kiwifruit should avoid ingestion. Consumption may lead to mild symptoms, oral allergy syndrome, and cross-reactivity with other fruits and pollens.
When should I order a Kiwi Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this Kiwi Allergy Blood Test if they have experienced symptoms related to a kiwi 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 kiwi 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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