Avocado Allergy Test
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About Our Avocado Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Avocados.
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Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- No painful skin pricks
- No fasting necessary
- Accurate results within 1 to 3 days.
Our quick blood test allows us to use your blood sample to test for allergic reactions externally, rather than causing unnecessary and painful reactions by introducing potential allergens to your system. Tests are administered in approximately 10 minutes or less at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations. No appointments, no paperwork and no waiting are all part of what makes HealthLabs.com the best option for pain-free and hassle-free allergy testing.
There are two types of avocado allergies: An oral allergy and a latex allergy.
An oral avocado allergy is when symptoms occur due to orally coming into contact with avocado. If you have an oral avocado allergy, and you’ve eaten an avocado, your body is identifying the avocado as a threat, and your immune system reacts with an itchy mouth or throat.
An oral avocado allergy is often cross-reactive with a birch pollen allergy. This means your body may mistake the avocado proteins with proteins found in birch pollen.
A Latex avocado allergy occurs when you are already allergic to latex (a type of rubber). Avocados and latex contain similar proteins that your body may mistake as harmful. Symptoms of a latex-avocado allergy include the following:
- Swelling and redness
- Itching eyes
- Difficulty breathing
If you are already allergic to latex, then along with avocados, you may also be allergic to the following foods:
If you feel that you are allergic to avocado but you do not test positive, you may be allergic to certain pesticides or chemicals that the avocado has already come into contact with. If this is the case, consider having a friend wash off the avocado skin with a food-safe wash designed to remove chemicals, before you personally handle the avocado.
The best way to avoid symptoms if you do have an avocado allergy is to avoid avocado altogether. If your allergy reaction is not severe, an antihistamine or cortisone cream could help to manage symptoms.