Egg White Allergy Test


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Egg White Allergy Test

There are various foods to which people can experience allergies. Tree nuts and peanuts are some of the most common ones that we often hear media publications talk about, along with shellfish. There are, however, some less common food allergies that should also be noted. Among these would be an egg white allergy – which is actually relatively common among children, but sometimes outgrown. We take a closer look at the egg white allergy test in this post, consider the symptoms of this condition, and why it is important to get tested.

The Egg White Allergen Rapid Test is a testing device for the qualitative determination of Egg White specific Immunoglobulin E (sIgE) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The test, in conjunction with other clinical observations, is intended to identify the patient whose allergic symptoms maybe mediated by by Egg White -specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) Type I hypersensitivity.

Egg White Allergy Test Contents

  • Test device.
  • Disposable pipette.
  • Package insert.
  • Whole blood buffer.

Egg White Allergy Test Instructions

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What Is Egg White Allergy?

An egg white allergy, as suggested, is an allergic reaction that is triggered upon exposure to the white part of an egg. This is quite common when looking at food-related allergies in children, but not as common among adults. Many children may develop an egg white allergy at a young age. In some cases, they may be allergic to the yolk of the egg as well. There are specific proteins in the egg white that the body reacts to, which causes the symptoms associated with this particular condition. In many cases, the child would outgrow the allergy, but this does not always happen.

What Are The Symptoms Of Egg White Allergy?

An allergic reaction to egg white starts to produce symptoms after the person with this condition eats an egg or a product that contains egg white. There are a number of products on the market that does contain egg white, including meringue, mayonnaise, surimi, egg substitutes, and even certain baked goods, such as cakes and casseroles.

Symptoms that may develop when the body experiences an allergic reaction to egg whites include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • A runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Skin inflammation
  • Hives
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath

Why Get Tested For Egg White Allergy?

The general symptoms of an egg-white allergy can be uncomfortable, but the primary reason why it is advisable to get tested is due to the fact that there are some rare cases where this type of allergy has caused anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening condition that can cause shock, airway constriction, and a loss of consciousness in the patient.

When To Consult A Doctor

A doctor should be consulted when the patient experiences signs of an allergic reaction shortly after they had consumed an egg or a food product that contains egg white.

Even though not as common as an allergy to tree nuts or shellfish, egg white allergies can result in uncomfortable symptoms and, in rare cases, lead to anaphylaxis. Understanding what symptoms to look out for is important, and obtaining the appropriate tests can help a person know when they need to stop eating this particular protein-rich food.