Pork Allergy Test
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About Our Pork 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 Pork.
A pork allergy occurs when the immune system views pork as a foreign invader. This then causes the immune system to overreact and releases histamines into the body.
Symptoms of pork allergy include the following:
- Inflammation of the skin / skin rash
- Itchy mouth/throat
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or stomach cramps
- Mild fever
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Wheezing and/or difficulty breathing
- Anaphylaxis (rare)
Allergies to pork meat may also meant that you have an allergy to wild boar meat. Sometimes, people who are allergic to cats may also be allergic to pork meat. This relationship is called the "pork-cat syndrome." It's caused because of the similar components of cat albumin and pork albumin. However, this relationship is quite rare, as most people who are allergic to cats are allergic to a major allergen in cats that isn't in pork meat.
Additionally, it has been noted that adults may develop pork and beef allergies being bit by the Lone Star Tick. If you've recently begun to notice the symptoms of a meat allergy, consider if you've recently been bitten by a tick.
If you find that you're allergic to pork, it's best to avoid pork and foods containing pork substances. Some of these foods include
- All products containing gelatin (jello, marshmallows, fruit snacks, candy)
- Certain sodas
- Certain potato chips
- Refried beans
- Bagged gravy
- Certain toothpastes
- Certain soaps
In the event that you experience an allergic reaction to pork, it's best to use cortisone cream to soothe rashes and antihistamines to quell the histamines released into your body.
Unlike conventional allergy tests that use the puncture method to introduce potentially harmful substance to your body and wait for a reaction, HealthLabs.com uses a simple blood test to determine allergy status. Our test is essentially pain free!
- No painful skin pricks
- 4,500 labs nationwide
- Accurate results within 1 to 2 business 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.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our tests are administered in 15 minutes or less at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations. We do not require appointments, so you can get tested on your schedule! We are the best option for pain-free and hassle-free lab testing.