Tuna IgE Test
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Tuna IgE Test - More Information
The tuna allergy test, also known as a tuna IgE blood test and a tuna allergy lab test, measures the tuna IgE antibody blood level.
This tuna IgE test uses the ImmunoCAP® lab methodology. Tuna IgE antibody 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 tuna. This tuna allergy test is one of the types of fish tested in the fish allergy test panel. The tuna IgE blood test is also a component of the larger food allergy panel.
This tuna 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 tuna components are injected into the skin. If you are allergic to tuna, 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 tuna allergy without causing an allergic reaction, resulting in a much more comfortable lab testing experience through a simple blood draw.
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