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Allergy Panel Test Overview

An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system that causes undesirable reactions to certain substances like food, dust, pollen, drugs or even animal dander. These reactions normally do not occur in others. The substance causing the reaction is an allergen. Immunoglobin E is an antibody that the body produces in case of an allergic reaction. Total IgE test is a blood test used to measure the complete IgE levels in the blood, but it does not indicate what is the specific allergen causing the reaction. Allergy - Vegetarian + Nonvegetarian Panel is a food allergy screening that tests the body's reaction to 22 commonly consumed vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food ingredients using the ImmunoCAP technique. Based on the results the source of allergy/allergies is determined and the course of treatment is decided accordingly. Along with this the allergen specific IgE levels are also checked. 

The Veg and Non-Veg Allergy Test Panel is a straightforward test. It can identify foods that cause allergies. With the use of this test panel, you can find out if you are allergic to the most popular vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.

Specifically for the Indian population, this allergy panel is designed to identify IgE-mediated allergies to non-vegetarian and vegetarian meals. There are a total of 22 allergens on this panel.

Why is an Allergy-Vegetarian+ Non-Vegetarian Panel done?

This test is done to identify the precise cause causing suspected allergies to particular vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items frequently used in cooking. It is a food allergy. So it frequently results in digestive symptoms like diarrhoea.

But it can also produce symptoms in the skin or the respiratory system. These could be hives, itching, running nose, sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Anaphylactic shock may also result from some severe cases. On the basis of these findings, additional targeted testing is advised.

Written by: Dr.Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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Food Allergy Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Food Allergy Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Food Allergy Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 17,000 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Allergy panel test is done in suspected allergies due to certain vegetarian and non-vegetarian food ingredients commonly used for cooking for determining the exact source causing it (allergen). Since it is a food related allergy, it commonly causes gastro-intestinal symptoms like diarrhoea, but may even lead to other skin related or respiratory symptoms like: Itching, running nose, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, hives etc. Certain severe cases may also lead to anaphylactic shock. Based on these results further specific testing is recommended. 

Allergy panel test measures the IgE mediated response to 22 common vegetarian and non-vegetarian food ingredients used for cooking. Total IgE levels are also measured. Further tests to a specific allergen will help in further diagnosis.

Allergy panel test requires a blood sample post exposure to the allergens. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 


Positive result to an allergen indicates that the person is allergic to it. Increased allergen-specific IgE levels further confirms that. Very often the test may be positive for more than one allergen as well. The further treatment course is decided based on the results. Based on the symptom, age, environmental allergens, and region wise allergens further testing may be required for specific diagnosis. Negative result may require other tests for differential diagnosis.

A positive reaction to an allergy-vegetarian+ non-vegetarian panel test means that the patient is sensitive to it. IgE levels that are specific to allergens are higher. It supports this. Quite frequently, more than one allergy may test positive.

Based on the outcomes, the course of additional treatment is chosen. Additional testing may be necessary for a precise diagnosis. This depends on various factors. These include symptoms, age, environmental allergens, and region-specific allergens.

If a test is negative, other tests may be needed for a differential diagnosis.

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People who show unexplainable symptoms of stomach pain, and diarrhoea. vomiting or skin rash after eating any vegetarian or non-vegetarian food should get tested for an allergy-vegetarian+ non-vegetarian panel test.

There is no particular preparation for the test. For this test, you don't need to fast or make any other particular preparations. However, if you experience any symptoms, an allergist will inquire about your medical background.

He may ask you the following questions: - What did you eat and how much of it? How long did it take for symptoms to appear? What signs did you have and how long did they last?

You must respond to all of these questions for a more accurate diagnosis.

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food allergies can cause a variety of symptoms. You might not always have the same symptoms when you respond to a meal. The skin, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, and cardiovascular system can all be impacted by food allergies.

Less than 100kU/l of blood constitutes normal values.

If you have noticed that your body becomes sick after eating a specific meal, getting tested for allergy-vegetarian+ non-vegetarian panel test is useful.

People with the following symptoms should do the allergy-vegetarian+ non-vegetarian panel test:

  • Anaphylaxis attack
  • Mild rashes
  • Face swelling
  • Digestive problems
  • Swallowing problem
  • Chest Hives
  • Swollen airways.
  • Dermatitis/ skin rashes
  • Stomach pain
  • Itching.
  • Coughing
  • Bloody stool
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea.

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