IgE Allergy Testing


If you are looking for food INTOLERANCE’S rather than ALLERGIES – see IgG and IgA panels.

An IgE reaction occurs about the time immediately after exposure to the allergen; food or inhalant. This type of reaction is referred to as a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction or in some cases anaphylaxis. Food allergies with an immediate onset (usually <2hours) is usually IgE-mediated. In these circumstances patients normally recognise the link between the allergen and the symptom as the time between consumption and the adverse response is short.

Food allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders including asthma, eczema and migraines. The IgE food allergy test offers a useful tool for detecting the foods causing immediate allergic reactions. The results are patient specific and provide an easy, precise and effective starting point for dietary manipulation.

IgE testing panels available

96 GENERAL (WESTERN) FOODS Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Pinto),  Beef, Beet, Blueberry, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Chicken, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Egg White (Chicken), Egg Whole (Duck), Egg Yolk (Chicken), Garlic, Gliadin (Wheat),  Gluten (Wheat), Grape, Grapefruit, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Lamb, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce, Lobster, Milk (Cow, Goat), Mushroom, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea (green), Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pineapple, Plum, Pork, Potato (Sweet),  Potato (White), Pumpkin,   Radish, Raspberry, Rice (white), Rye, Sesame seed, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Snapper, Sole, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String bean, Sugar cane, Sunflower seed, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Walnut, Wheat, Whey, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yoghurt, Zucchini.

96 ASIAN FOODS Abalone, Almond, Apple, Bamboo Shoot, Banana, Bean (Kidney, Red), Beef, Bitter Gourd, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherry, Chicken, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cucumber, Curry powder, Cuttlefish, Duck, Egg (chicken), Egg (duck), Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Gluten, Goose, Grape, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Honeydew, Job’s Tears, Kelp, Kiwi, Lamb, Leek, Lemon, Lettuce, Lian Woo, Lobster, Mango, Milk, Mung bean, Mushroom, Mustard, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Oyster, Papaya, Peach, Peanut, Pepper (black), Pepper (Cayenne), Pineapple, Pork, Potato (Sweet), Potato (white), Radish, Rice (white), Salmon, Sea Bass, Sea Perch, Sesame seed, Shrimp, Soy bean, Spinach, Strawberry, Sunflower seed, Taro, Tea (Oolong), Tomato, Tuna, Vanilla bean, Vegetable Sponge, Walnut,   Watermelon, Water Spinach, Whey, Woo‐hsiang powder, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yogurt

95 VEGETARIAN FOODS Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Navy, Pinto), Bean sprout, Beet, Blueberry, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Cherry, Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee, Corn, Cranberry, Cucumber, Egg white (Chicken), Egg whole (Duck), Egg yolk (Chicken), Eggplant, Flaxseed, Garlic, Gliadin (Wheat),  Gluten (Wheat), Grape, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Kamut, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce,  Milk (Cow, Goat), Millet, Mushroom, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea (green), Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pepper (black), Pepper (chilli), Pineapple, Pistachio, Plum, Potato (Sweet), Potato (white), Pumpkin, Quinoa, Radish, Raspberry, Rice (brown), Rice (white), Rye, Sesame seed, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String bean, Sugar cane, Sunflower seed, Tomato, Walnut, Watermelon, Wheat, Whey, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yoghurt, Zucchini.

64 INHALANTS (IgE) Grasses  (Bahia, Bermuda, Johnson, Meadow Fescue, Perennial Rye, Smooth Brome, Sweet Vernal, Timothy); Moulds (Alternaria tenuis, Aspergillus fumigatus, Cladosporium herbarum, Penicillium notatum); Trees (Acacia, Alder, Arizona Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Black Oak, Black Walnut, Box Elder, California Pepper, Cottonwood, Cypress, English Walnut, Elm, Eucalyptus, Hazelnut, Hickory, Mesquite, Queen Palm, Pecan, Pine, Red Maple, Red Mulberry, Sweet Gum, Sycamore, White Mulberry); Weeds (Dog Fennel, Firebush, Iodine bush, Lamb’s Quarters, Marsh Elder, Mugwort, Nettle, Pigweed, Plantain, Poverty weed, Rabbit bush, Ragweed, Russian Thistle, Sagebush, Saltbush, Sheep Sorrel); Cat dander, Cockroach, Dog dander, Dust Mite, House dust.

Precaution – IgE in vitro testing is a powerful screening tool for determining foods and inhalents that are causing allegries. However, if a food that has been suspected of causing an anaphylactic event is found to be a negative on this in vitro test, we suggest that reintroduction of the food is only undertaken under the guidance of an allergy specialist.

If you would like to get any testing done, please take a read of our test pricing guide and book an appointment online.