Tree Nut Allergy Panel with Reflex to ComponentsMeasure immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in response to nine tree nut allergens. This test may help you and your healthcare provider determine whether you have an allergy. Read more
The Tree Nut Allergy Test Panel measures immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies produced in the blood to certain peanut and tree nut allergens. This panel measures immune responses to almond, Brazil nut, cashew nut, hazelnut, macadamia nut, peanut, pecan nut, pistachio, and walnut.
If peanut, hazelnut, walnut, brazil nut, or cashew nut antibody levels are abnormal, additional respective component panels will be performed on the sample you have already provided at no extra cost.
This test reports the presence of lgE(s) antibodies to peanut and tree nut allergens, but the result by itself cannot confirm the diagnosis of the allergy. It's important to follow up with your healthcare provider. They will review your results along with your medical history, signs and symptoms, medications, and any other test results. Only a healthcare provider can diagnose an allergy and prescribe medication, if needed.
How it works
According to federal law, peanut and tree nut ingredients must be plainly stated on packaged foods and dietary supplements in the United States. Also, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) requires labeling tree nuts based on their type (such as almonds, pecans, walnuts). It’s important to read food labels to ensure that you are not ingesting any nut allergens if you have a nut allergy.
Although avoiding peanut and tree nut allergens is best to prevent a reaction, you can still find these allergens in unexpected places, such as soaps, creams, massage oils, and other products. Be sure to research the products you use carefully.