Allergy Profile - Food

Test/Profile Name

Allergy Profile - Food

Test/Profile Code

T001102

Clinical Usefullness

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)

Allergy testing

Immunocap Food Panel


Specimen Type and Minimal Volume

Serum or EDTA, Heparin or Citrate plasma
1 mL

Forms

Not required

Test Method

Manual method

Reference Range

Results can be divided in to following concentrations with qualitative results
(Less than 0.35-more than 100.0)

Include Test

N/A

Reporting Time (Turn Around Time; TAT)

1 day

Clinical Information

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/Condition

Tingling or itching in the mouth.
Itching
Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body.
Abdominal pain
Diarrhea
Nausea or vomiting
Dizziness

Related Test

Total immunoglobulin E (IgE)