Strawberry IgE Test
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Strawberry IgE Test - More Information
This strawberry allergy test, also known as a strawberry IgE test and a strawberry allergy blood test, measures the strawberry IgE antibody blood level.
Strawberries are a fruit first cultivated in France. Known for the juicy flavor and vibrant color, strawberries are used as additives and flavoring to processed foods and also eaten fresh and frozen. People susceptible to strawberry allergies often have hives or watery eyes although it can also cause anaphylaxis. Strawberry allergies are thought to be caused by Fragaria allergen1, a protein important in the strawberry ripening process.
This strawberry IgE test uses the ImmunoCAP® lab methodology. IgE blood test results are reported in kU/L and can be compared against the IgE antibody reference range provided by the lab to determine the IgE allergy class to strawberry. This strawberry allergy test is a component of the fruit allergy test panel.
This strawberry allergy blood test is less painful and has less side effects than historical allergy testing methods such as the skin prick test (SPT). In the skin prick, or scratch, test, serum containing strawberry components are injected into the skin. If you are allergic to strawberry, you will, unfortunately, have a mild allergic reaction and all of the symptoms that go with it. Instead, this allergy blood test can check for the strawberry allergy without causing an allergic reaction, resulting in a much more comfortable lab testing experience through a simple blood draw.
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