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Pineapple Allergy IgE Blood Test

The pineapple allergy IgE blood test measures the amount of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in the blood to detect an allergy to pineapple.


Test Code: 602770

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As:

Methodology:

Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

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


Test Code: 3048

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

Order a pineapple allergy IgE blood test to detect an allergy to pineapple. This test measures the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in a blood sample. 

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that is high in antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins. They can help with indigestion, building strong bones, and strengthing the immune system. And pineapples are low in calories, despite their sweetness.

Pineapples, the only bromeliad that produces edible fruit, are part of the bromeliad family. The fruit is made of individual berries or flowers, as they are also referred to (pineapple scale), that grow around a center core. 

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, strengthening the immune system to keep individuals healthy—the body's protection against germs. It also contains:

  • Vitamins A, B6, E, and K
  • Folate
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Phosphorus

An allergy to pineapple triggers a reaction in an individual's immune system. The body views certain substances as toxic and produces IgE antibodies to these contaminants. These antibodies cause histamine to be released, which will cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can be experienced within minutes to a few hours after exposure. Common symptoms of a pineapple allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Red rashes
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Stomach or lower abdomen cramps
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, and other parts of the mouth
  • Wheezing
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Anaphylaxis

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