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Sole Allergy IgE Blood Test

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


Test Code: 602754

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

Preparation: No special preparation required.

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Test Code: 38243

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Methodology: 4-6 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Preparation: No special preparation required.

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Description

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

Sole is a prized food fish and is the "fish of choice" compared to other flatfish. This popular fish is typically prepared by grilling, baking, poaching, or pan-frying and is often used in soups, stews, and salads. Sole has a characteristically mild and slightly sweet flavor. The flesh is white and lean and is described as having a meaty feel due to the rigid and firm texture. With good nutritional value, sole is a favorite among fish lovers and enjoyed even by those who are generally not fond of fish. Sole is low in fat and a good source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, niacin, phosphorus, and selenium.

There is allergic cross-reactivity between various types of fish, which means that individuals with allergies to one type of fish are likely to have or develop an allergy to other types of finned fish. This is due to a protein that is present in many fish called parvalbumin. Individuals that are allergic to sole are normally advised to avoid all finned fish.

There are many species of finned fish. Some of the most common fish species to avoid, however, include:

  • Bass
  • Haddock
  • Anchovies
  • Hake
  • Catfish
  • Halibut
  • Cod
  • Herring
  • Flounder
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Grouper
  • Perch
  • Swordfish
  • Pike
  • Salmon
  • Pollock
  • Tilapia
  • Snapper
  • Trout
  • Scrod
  • Tuna

An allergy to sole 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 consumption. Common symptoms of a sole allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Tingling, tightness, or swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips
  • Itchy skin
  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

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