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Tomato allergy confirmed by Quest Diagnostics bloodwork. Should I be tested for other related foods or allergies? If so, which ones?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Tomato allergy

The Quest diagnostic test measures IgE anitbody in your blood that binds to protien/allergen isolated from a tomato.
It does not prove allergy insomuch as it proves that you have a higher level of this antibody compared with the general public. Food allergy needs to be addressed/diagnosed by an Allergist. If true, you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine). Would not rec empiric testing to other foods.

In brief: Tomato allergy

The Quest diagnostic test measures IgE anitbody in your blood that binds to protien/allergen isolated from a tomato.
It does not prove allergy insomuch as it proves that you have a higher level of this antibody compared with the general public. Food allergy needs to be addressed/diagnosed by an Allergist. If true, you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine). Would not rec empiric testing to other foods.
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