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What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: High level allergy

When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned.
The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy.

In brief: High level allergy

When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned.
The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy.
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Egg allergy

Do not base the allergy simply on the "class.
" it simply means that the higher the allergen level the greater the "chance" of having a reaction but it does not guarantee that a reaction will happen. And it does not meant he reaction will be anaphylaxis...It could simply be a rash, an upset stomach, etc...

In brief: Egg allergy

Do not base the allergy simply on the "class.
" it simply means that the higher the allergen level the greater the "chance" of having a reaction but it does not guarantee that a reaction will happen. And it does not meant he reaction will be anaphylaxis...It could simply be a rash, an upset stomach, etc...
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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