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Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut Test, Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Peanuts are one of the most common triggers of severe food-induced allergic reactions. Although they are enjoyed by many and are a staple in various cuisines, some individuals experience allergies to peanuts. The Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut test is used to identify and confirm an allergy to peanuts. This blood test measures the levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which are produced in response to proteins found in peanuts.

Allergic reactions to peanuts can range from mild to severe and can be life-threatening in the case of anaphylaxis. Peanut allergies are especially prevalent among children, but adults can also develop this allergy. Being aware of a peanut allergy is imperative for managing and preventing allergic reactions.


  • Test Name Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No special preparation such as fasting is required for this test.
  • Report Time 24 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is significant for individuals who may have experienced symptoms suggestive of a peanut allergy or for those with a family history of allergies. Identifying the allergy helps in formulating a plan to avoid peanuts and manage symptoms effectively.

The Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut test measures the levels of peanut-specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood, indicating an allergic reaction to peanuts.

Symptoms of a peanut allergy can include itching or tingling in the mouth, hives, nausea, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, anaphylaxis.

Peanut allergy is usually lifelong. Some children may outgrow it, but it's less likely for adults to lose an allergy to peanuts.

If you experience an allergic reaction to peanuts, it is important to avoid further consumption and take an antihistamine if the reaction is mild. For severe reactions, using an epinephrine auto-injector and seeking emergency medical care is vital.

Yes, it is possible to be allergic to peanuts without being allergic to tree nuts like almonds or cashews. However, people with peanut allergies are often advised to avoid all nuts due to the risk of cross-contamination.

If you are allergic to peanuts, you should avoid peanuts and peanut-containing products such as peanut butter, peanut oil, and any processed foods that may have been manufactured in a facility that processes nuts.

Preventing an allergic reaction to peanuts involves strict avoidance of peanuts and peanut-containing products. Reading food labels, informing restaurants of your allergy when dining out, and carrying an epinephrine auto-injector are necessary precautions.

There is currently no cure for peanut allergy. The primary management is avoidance and treatment of symptoms in case of exposure.

There is a genetic component to peanut allergies, and individuals with family members who have food allergies are at an increased risk.

Schools and childcare settings should have policies in place to minimize exposure to peanuts, educate staff on recognizing and managing allergic reactions, and have an action plan for emergency treatment.

Besides blood tests, peanut allergy can also be diagnosed through a skin prick test, where the skin is exposed to a tiny amount of peanut protein, and the reaction is observed.

The treatment for anaphylaxis due to peanut allergy involves the immediate use of an epinephrine auto-injector, calling emergency services, and further management in a hospital setting.

The levels of peanut-specific IgE can be affected by recent exposure to peanuts, the severity of the allergy, and the presence of other medical conditions or medications.

You should consult an allergist or immunologist if you have an abnormal value in the Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut test.

Understanding and managing a peanut allergy is crucial to preventing severe allergic reactions. Being informed about the allergy, vigilant about exposure, and prepared to manage symptoms in case of accidental exposure are key components of living with a peanut allergy. It is also important to have regular check-ups with your doctor to monitor the allergy and discuss any concerns or changes in symptoms.

Allergen, Individual - Food Peanut
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