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Raspberry Allergy IgE Blood Test

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


Test Code: 602717

Also Known As:

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 26281

Also Known As:

Methodology: Immunoassay - Analyte Specific Reagents

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

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

Raspberries are known as one of nature's candies. They are vitamin-rich, so they have many health benefits. They protect against sun damage to the eyes and skin. Although beneficial, there are also some negative points of this fruit.

Raspberry allergy commonly occurs among those sensitive to chemicals contained in the berry known as salicylates. Salicylates are acidic chemicals that are naturally secreted by plants, usually concentrated in the fruit's skin. Some individuals may experience allergic symptoms when consuming or touching raspberries because of this chemical.

Raspberries are eaten fresh, and the fruit is also commonly used in syrups, pies, flavorings, jellies, jams, and other preserves. It is possible to make herbal tea from dried leaves. Also, the shoots and roots are edible. Allergic individuals should pay close attention to foods that may contain raspberries.

An allergy to raspberries 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 hours after exposure or consumption. Common symptoms of a raspberry allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Itchy, tingly mouth
  • Swollen lips
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Hives
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Wheezing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Rapid pulse

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