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Strawberry Allergy IgE Blood Test

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


Test Code: 602513

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: 2844

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

Strawberries are bright red, sweet, juicy, and low in calories. In addition to being a delicious fruit often used in desserts, they have many health benefits.

Strawberries are a good source of many vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds, some of which have significant health advantages. Reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and oxidative stress are among the health benefits. In addition, these berries can help avoid substantial spikes in both blood sugar and insulin levels.

Strawberries are an ideal addition to a healthy diet. Sadly, though, strawberries are one of the most frequent causes of food allergies.

Allergic individuals must avoid coming in contact with and eating strawberries. Avoidance can be challenging and is not as straight-forward as it would seem. Strawberry leaves are often used in herbal teas and cosmetics; strawberry flavoring is used in medicines and skincare items; and strawberry components can be present in air fresheners, shampoos, conditioners, laundry detergent, and other household goods. Allergic individuals should carefully read the labels of such items.

Strawberries belong to the Rosaceae fruit family. An individual who is allergic to strawberries may discover that it may be necessary to avoid other fruits of this family, including:

  • Cherries
  • Apricots
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

An allergy to strawberries 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 strawberry allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Itching or tingling of the mouth
  • Itchy skin
  • Hives
  • Throat tightness
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Congestion
  • Stomach pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

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