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Tangerine/Mandarin Allergy Test


This Tangerine Allergy Test and Mandarin Allergy Test, often referred to as a mandarin allergy test, uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic to tangerines or mandarins. Those with tangerine/mandarin allergies are prone to rashes, watery eyes, wheezing, and in extreme cases, anaphylaxis. In many cases, those with tangerine/mandarin allergies can be allergic to other citrus fruits as well. For this reason, we suggest covering multiple bases at once (and saving money) with our Citrus Fruit Allergy Panel. To identify a specific tangerine allergy, order the Priority Lab Testing Tangerine Allergy Test and Mandarin Allergy Test today.

Testing Method:
Blood draw
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How Our Tangerine/Mandarin Allergy Test Works

At Priority Lab Testing, we offer Tangerine/Mandarin Allergy Tests to help determine whether you’re allergic to tangerine. We have over 4000 testing labs across the country where allergy testing is done.

So, place an order for a tangerine allergy panel and visit a lab near you. Due to our commitment to making the process convenient for you, it’s not necessary to schedule an appointment. Instead, go to your preferred lab, and one of our certified experts will attend to you.

They’ll collect a blood sample using the prick method. Despite how it sounds, you won’t feel any pain. More importantly, you’ll be in and out of the lab within 30 minutes. Therefore, there’s no need to set aside an entire morning or afternoon for mandarin allergy testing.

Your sample will then be tested in a CLIA-certified lab, and your results will be available in 24 to 72 hours.

Common Tangerine/Mandarin Symptoms

A tangerine allergy is caused by a reaction to the proteins in the fruit. When these proteins come into contact with your skin, nose, or eyes, they can cause an allergic reaction.

Tangerine allergies are most often caused by cross-reactivity. This means that if you’re allergic to another citrus fruit, such as oranges, you’re also more likely to be allergic to tangerines.

Cross-reactivity occurs because the proteins in different citrus fruits are similar. So, if your body is sensitive to one type of citrus protein, it may mistake another type of citrus protein for the same allergen and cause an allergic reaction.

If you’re allergic to tangerine, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anaphylaxis (in severe cases)

What Else You Should Know About Tangerine Allergies

A tangerine allergy is relatively uncommon. However, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and get tested if you suspect you may have an allergy.

If you have a tangerine allergy, you can take steps to avoid exposure and manage your condition. For example, you should:

  • Read food labels carefully to make sure products don’t contain tangerine
  • Carry an EpiPen with you at all times in case of a severe reaction
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after eating tangerines or coming into contact with them
  • Avoid eating foods that contain tangerine peel oil

Talk to your doctor about whether you should avoid tangerine-containing products if you have asthma or another condition that makes it difficult to breathe.

Tangerine/Mandarine Allergy Test Vs. Citrus Fruit Allergy Test

If you’re allergic to tangerine, you may also be allergic to other citrus fruits. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a citrus fruit allergy test.

At Priority Lab Testing, we offer a comprehensive citrus fruit allergy panel that tests for allergies to all types of citrus fruits, including:

  • Tangerines
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruits

This test is similar to our tangerine allergy test in that it uses a blood sample to look for antibodies that indicate an allergy. However, the citrus fruit allergy panel tests for all types of citrus allergies, while the tangerine allergy test specifically looks for a tangerine allergy.


  • The best way to confirm whether you have a tangerine allergy is to get tested. At Priority Lab Testing, we offer a convenient and affordable tangerine allergy test that can be done at one of our 4000+ labs across the country.

  • There is no cure for tangerine allergies. However, some treatments can help you manage your symptoms and avoid exposure to tangerines. For example, you may want to read food labels carefully to make sure products don’t contain tangerine.

  • Tangerine allergies are often lifelong. However, in some cases, they may go away over time. If your tangerine allergy is mild, you may find that it improves as you get older.

  • If you have a tangerine allergy, eating tangerines can cause a range of symptoms, from mild (such as hives and itching) to severe (such as difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis). If you experience any symptoms after eating tangerines, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.