Apple Allergy Test

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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    Apples are one of the most widely consumed fruits worldwide. Thanks to the presence of flavonoids, apples help fight against oxidative stress and regulate cell activity. They are also laden with fibres that enable a feeling of fullness after eating, aiding in weight loss. The fibres present in apples can also assist with conditions like diarrhoea and constipation.

    Despite their nutritional value, apples can be toxic to people suffering from an apple allergy. Usually, these allergies occur due to two primary reasons. The first is due to birch pollen allergy since apple and birch consist of similar proteins that may act as allergens. The symptoms of this allergy are visible within five to fifteen minutes of consuming a raw apple.

    The other kind of apple allergy occurs due to peach. Individuals suffering from a peach allergy are more susceptible to apple allergies due to the similarity between the allergens. In addition, such individuals are also likely to develop adverse reactions to nuts, apricot, cherry, and plum.

    The apple allergy test detects these allergens' presence and determines the type of allergen responsible. It measures the amount of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in the blood to determine if apple acts as an allergen for the immune system. The procedure is that of a standard blood test where a clinical lab technician draws blood from your vein in the arm, usually at the bend of the elbow. The subsequent blood sample is then refrigerated and analyzed.

    If the IgE antibodies in the sample belong to class 1 or higher, the patient will likely suffer from an apple allergy. Usually, a value of less than 0.35 kU/L is interpreted as negative, indicating the absence of the allergy in the patient.

    A range of 0.35-0.69 kU/L is the normal value. However, any value upwards of 0.70 kU/L might be a strong indicator of an apple allergy. In some cases, the patients might show elevated levels of serum (>2500 Ku/L), which can display a false positive on the test results.

    Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive apple allergy test that can detect immune response to apples and check if it acts as an allergen. Some of the symptoms that can indicate apple allergy are:

    • Itching of the mouth and throat
    • Redness and swelling of the lips
    • Nettle rash with swelling
    • Gastrointestinal issues such as stomach pain, cramps, vomiting, or diarrhoea
    • Anaphylactic shock

    The presence of one or more of these symptoms after consuming an apple may require immediate medical attention.

    A doctor might help gauge these symptoms better and suggest relevant tests, if necessary. It is vital to be upfront about medical history and ongoing medication so that they don't interfere with any tests or treatments.

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Saibal Moitra, Allergist and clinical immunologist, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Since an apple allergy can be caused by birch pollen and peach allergies, there are several food items you shouldn't consume. Some of these include: Celery Carrots Apricots Bananas Pears Melons Hazelnuts and other nuts
    Currently, most food allergies, including an apple allergy, have no known cure. However, a doctor advises exposure prevention and certain medications to control the condition and limit its symptoms.
    If left unchecked, an apple allergy may, in rare cases, lead to anaphylactic shock. This condition results in the blockage of airways and increases blood pressure in the body. In severe cases, it may also result in death.
    The apple allergy test is a standard blood test associated with minimal to no risk. It is a simple process in which the lab technician draws blood from your arm and sends it for further analysis. You might notice slight bruising at the point where the technician draws blood. However, this mark fades away rapidly.
    The results of an apple allergy test are usually available within seven days, depending on the lab from where you are getting tested. This is because the labs need to refrigerate the sample before testing so that the readings are accurate.
    Usually, apple allergies are more commonly observed in adolescents and adults. In fact, females are more likely to suffer from an apple allergy than males. In addition, individuals residing in Northern and Central Europe are more likely to suffer from birch pollen allergies, while people in the Mediterranean are most susceptible to peach allergies.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results