- Milk, cow’s
Food group specific testing may be beneficial for identifying sensitization to other members of a food family when a patient has an allergic response to one member of the food group.12-14 Cross-reactivity can occur when a person’s immune system cannot differentiate between two similar, but different antigens. As a result, the patient may react to both antigens. For example, if someone is allergic to birch trees, they may also have symptoms when they eat apples because there are proteins in apples and birch trees that share similar protein structures.
Peanuts, beans, peas, lentils, and soybeans are members of the legume plant family. Peanuts are not the same as tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.), peanuts grow underground.
Tree nut allergies are a common type of food allergy for both children and adults. An allergy to one type of tree nut increases the risk for being allergic to other types of tree nuts
Many people who develop a seafood allergy do so as an adult, 60% of shellfish allergies and 40% of fish allergies begin in adulthood.
Allergy to spices occurs in about 2% of the population. Reactions may occur due to ingestion or coming into contact with skin, known as contact dermatitis.
Cow’s milk and hen’s egg are common food allergies that can result in food-induced anaphylactic reactions. A person with a cow’s milk allergy is about 90% more likely to have a reaction to goat’s milk or sheep’s milk, possibly due to cross-reactivity.
Cereal and Grain
Allergic reactions to wheat and other cereals are most often observed in infants. These allergies usually resolve within the first several years of life.
15 Common Foods (IgE)
Serum: 2 mL
25 Comprehensive Foods (IgE)
Serum: 3 mL
50 Expanded Foods (IgE)
Serum: 5 mL
10 Food Group specific Allergy (IgE)
Serum: 1.5 mL