Test/Profile NameAllergy Profile - Food
Blood tests are available that measure levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) against specific allergens such as foods, inhalants, medications, latex, and venoms. These tests can confirm the diagnosis of an allergic disorder, supplementing a clinical history consistent with an immediate allergic reaction. They are particularly useful when skin testing cannot or should not be performed.
Synonyms (Also knowns as)
Immunocap Food Panel
Specimen Type and Minimal VolumeSerum or EDTA, Heparin or Citrate plasma
Test MethodManual method
Reference RangeResults can be divided in to following concentrations with qualitative results
(Less than 0.35-more than 100.0)
Reporting Time (Turn Around Time; TAT)1 day
Clinical manifestations of immediate hypersensitivity (allergic) diseases are caused by the release of proinflammatory mediators (histamine, leukotrienes, and prostaglandins) from immunoglobulin E (IgE)-sensitized effector cells (mast cells and basophils) when cell-bound IgE antibodies interact with allergen.
Related Disease/ConditionTingling or itching in the mouth.
Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body.
Nausea or vomiting
Related TestTotal immunoglobulin E (IgE)