IgE Food Allergy Blood Test (Immunoglobulin E Allergy Profile) - Veg & Non-Veg
- Total IgE
- Toor Dal
- Moong Dal
- Chana Dal
- Rajma Dal
- Urad Dal
- Hazel Nut
- Black Pepper
- Lady's Finger
- Bitter Gourd
- Rabbit Meat
- Fish (Cod)
About the IgE Food Allergy Test
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to certain foreign substances like dust, pollen, smoke that don’t cause a reaction in most people.
Your immune system produces proteins known as antibodies that help protect you from unwanted invaders that could make you sick or cause infection. In the case of allergies, your immune system produces antibodies that identify a particular substance (allergen) as harmful, even though it isn’t. When you’re exposed to the allergen, the antibodies release a number of chemicals, such as histamine, that can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system.
WHAT’S THE CAUSE?
Substances that most commonly trigger allergies include:
- Foods: Examples include peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs, and milk
Symptoms of Food Allergy
Common food allergy signs and symptoms include:
- Tingling or itching in the mouth
- Itching skin or eczema
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body
- Wheezing, nasal congestion, trouble breathing or asthma like symptoms
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness, lightheadedness
Food Allergies testing process
Food allergies (veg or non veg) are diagnosed with the help of a blood test where a blood sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory checks the blood for IgE antibodies to specific foods and allergens like dust, pollen etc. If enough Immunoglobulin E antibodies to a particular food or allergen are in the blood, it's very likely that the person is allergic to it.
Meaning of unclear food allergy test reports
If the food allergy test results of these comprehensive blood tests are unclear, an allergist might do a test called the food challenge. During this test, the person is given gradually increasing amounts of the potential food allergen to eat while the doctor watches for symptoms.
Food Allergy v/s Food Intolerance
What is the IgE test?
This is a blood test that tests the levels of allergen specific antibody IgE in the blood sample. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a class of antibodies that is associated with allergic reactions.
What is the ige test normal range?
The optimal range for Immunoglobulin E in the blood sample is an IgE concentration of 150 - 1,000 UI/ml
- Are antibodies and immunoglobulins the same thing?
Yes, antibodies and immunoglobulins mean the same thing.
What is a food allergy?
When the body’s immune system reacts adversely to a specific food item, it is called a food allergy.
What is the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) test cost in MyDiagnostics?
The food allergy testing cost of an IgE test at MyDiagnostics is INR 4,900. It is currently on a limited discount offer of INR 2,900. The IgE test or the food allergy test price can be easily checked by clicking on the pin code and adding your delivery location. The IgE test cost can also be inquired by contacting us directly for your city.
How is food allergy testing done?
This test measures the level of total IgE antibodies in the blood. A trained professional will draw a blood sample from your arm which will be collected in a vial. The test usually takes five minutes.
What is an Immunoglobulin E blood test?
Immunoglobulin E is an antibody produced by the immune system to fight off infections. IgE test measures the amount of antibodies present in the blood. Increased levels of IgE indicates that a person may be having an allergy.
Why do I need food allergy testing?
If you have been experiencing chronic issues with digestion, mood, energy, and sleep, then conducting a food allergy test should be the preliminary step. An IgE test can detect key food allergy issues that are causing further damage to the stomach lining or are creating chronic indigestion to your system. That is why food allergy testing is beneficial for people of all ages.
What are the lifestyle and home remedies for people with food allergies?
There are several strategies that you can focus on when managing food allergies.
Avoiding allergen inducing foods that are causing the issue.
Ensuring adequate natural lighting and exposure to ample sunlight.
Aiming for a minimum of 8 hours of sleep for optimal repair and recovery.
Regularly getting tested for allergies that can be caused by food.
Improving immunity and overall micro-nutrient and vitamin profile.
Consulting with your doctor regularly for allergen testing.
How do I order the test online?
The IgE blood test can be ordered easily via MyDiagnostics.in product page. You can opt for comprehensive IgE testing for yourself of if your child is experiencing chronic digestive issues. The testing kit shows the IgE test normal range, and what the IgE test means from a scientific perspective. All instructions are provided within the kit, and the sample collection process is highly optimized.
What foods increase IgE?
For many people some of the most common allergens can raise IgE levels in the body. That is why getting an allergic testing done is vital for diagnosing the core problem.
Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, butter, etc.
Nuts, including peanuts, almonds, etc.
Fish, including shellfish
Some fruits and vegetables
Some varieties of meat
It is best to get a comprehensive test done for specific IgE antibodies testing. MyDiagnostics.in offers the best complete testing solution for your family.
- IgE (Immunoglobulin E) is an antibody protein that causes allergic reactions.
- A Food allergy blood test measures the IgE levels to detect an allergy to a particular food.
- Food allergies and Intolerances are common causes of poor nutrition absorption, your best fitness or weight loss program will fail if underlying allergies or intolerances are not identified.
- It is necessary to identify substances causing allergy to minimize the chronic allergic reactions like indigestion, trouble breathing, throat tightness, skin
- People looking to improve nutrition absorption by eliminating food they are allergic to.
- It is advisable to avoid alcoholic beverages 24-48 hours before an allergy test.