How to Get an Allergy Test It might be simpler than you think.

You can get a personalized allergy test by making an appointment to visit your healthcare provider or by taking advantage of convenient options at your local MinuteClinic® and online through Labcorp OnDemand, PlushCare®, and QuestDirect™. 

Whichever route you take, follow these three easy steps:

 

1.

Track your symptoms.

Our interactive tool guides you through a series of questions to assess symptoms. Along with your medical history, this information will help guide a healthcare provider toward the testing option that’s right for you. 
 

2.

Select your preferred care option.

In person, online, by phone, or via a lab, you have choices when it comes to how to get tested. Explore the options below.

3.

Get tested.

Follow the steps outlined for your preferred care option, get tested, and have your results reviewed by a healthcare provider.
 

 


Still have questions?
 Read the FAQs.

Where to Get an Allergy Test

Any healthcare provider can order a specific IgE blood test to aid in the diagnosis of your allergies. But did you know that you can get an allergy test without an in-person visit to a doctor's office? With or without insurance, you can get access to a quick, personalized allergic sensitization test at a time and place that works for you. Explore the options below to either obtain your own allergy tests or arrange a virtual medical appointment.


Purchase allergy tests from Labcorp OnDemand.

Labcorp OnDemand offers allergy tests for the most common food, seasonal, and year-round allergens. Easily purchase your tests online!

  • Shop for your test and pay online.
  • Visit a local Labcorp location for sample collection.
  • Access results in your secure, online account and share them with your own healthcare provider, along with your symptom history.

Click one of the options below to purchase a test for food or indoor and outdoor allergies.

Obtain your own allergy tests. 

  1. Shop and pay for your test(s) online at QuestDirect. No healthcare provider visit is required.
  2. Locate a Quest Diagnostics lab near you and schedule an appointment.
  3. Visit the lab for your blood draw.
  4. Receive your physician-reviewed results via the MyQuest portal, and easily share them with your own healthcare provider, along with your symptom history.

 

 

Get quality allergy care close to home. 

Now it’s easier than ever to connect with an allergy trained provider near you! Make an appointment to discuss you or your child’s allergy symptoms with a provider at your local MinuteClinic® inside CVS Pharmacy® and Target stores. Offering convenient, quality, and affordable healthcare, MinuteClinic at CVS accepts most insurance plans and is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. It’s easy to find a clinic near you and schedule a visit.

 

Arrange a virtual medical appointment. 

  1. Click on the link below to go to the PlushCare allergy testing page.
  2. Schedule an appointment with a PlushCare healthcare provider.
  3. Discuss your clinical history with a PlushCare healthcare provider, who will order the appropriate testing.
  4. Select a lab that's convenient for you.
  5. Visit your chosen lab and get your blood drawn.
  6. Complete follow-up appointment with your PlushCare healthcare provider to discuss your results and any appropriate lifestyle changes.   

Make the most of your appointment.

Talk to your healthcare provider about specific IgE blood testing.

Track your symptoms via this questionnaire. Then review your answers with your healthcare provider to decide if specific IgE blood testing is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Allergy Testing

 

This is a blood test that is quick and simple. It measures the amount of allergen specific antibodies in the blood (IgE), which is an indicator of allergic sensitization. As a powerful diagnostic tool, it can test for hundreds of allergic triggers, such as pollen, mold, food, and animal dander and can be  performed at any age. This blood test can help your healthcare professional determine if you are allergic, and to what.

You can be tested for just about anything you encounter that could cause allergy symptoms. A blood test is commonly used to identify sensitizations to pollens, molds, animal dander, foods, dust mites, insect venoms, and some medications. 

There are many benefits to getting this blood test, also called a specific IgE (sIgE) blood test. Unlike a skin-prick test, an allergic sensitization test can be performed on anyone no matter the condition of their skin—even during an eczema flare-up. It can also be performed on someone while currently on medication, including antihistamines. This blood test is also safe to perform on someone who is pregnant. 

Anyone experiencing allergy-like symptoms can receive specific IgE (sIgE) blood testing. For babies and very young children, one blood sample collection is often less traumatic than the several scratches of a skin-prick test (SPT).  

A small sample of blood is drawn and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results are returned a few days later for your healthcare professional to interpret alongside your medical history and reported symptoms. This combination will help your healthcare professional confirm or rule out a suspected allergy.

 

The first step is to speak with a healthcare professional about your symptoms and concerns. Any healthcare provider can order specific IgE blood testing, but for a more informative appointment, here’s a list of questions to help guide your conversation and maximize your time. 

 

Typically, it takes a few days to get blood test results back because the blood sample has to be sent to a lab for processing. 

Most health insurance plans, including medicare and medicaid, cover sIgE testing. For more specific information, contact your insurance company or take a look at the above provider options for associated costs if you do not currenly have health insurance. 

The cost for an allergy test varies and can also be dependent on the number of allergens, or triggers, tested. It all depends on your health insurance coverage and the lab that runs the test. For more specific information, contact your insurance company or take a look at the above provider options for associated costs.

 

 

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Tools for Understanding Allergies

 

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