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How to Get an Allergy Test

It might be simpler than you think.

Whether you make an appointment to visit your healthcare provider in person, or take advantage of a convenient online option, you can get a personalized allergy test at a time and place that works for you.

Whichever route you take, follow these three easy steps:

 

Complete
My Symptom Profile
 

The 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. Get started here.

Select your preferred care option and make an appointment

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


 

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?
Click here to read the FAQs

Test and Care

Did you know you can get an allergy test without an in-person office visit?

Fast and convenient testing for allergic sensitization. With or without insurance, you can get access to a quick, personalized allergic sensitization test at a time and place that works for you.
 


Arrange a Virtual Medical Appointment

  1. Click on the link below to go to the PlushCare allergy testing page.
  2. Select a lab in your area.
  3. Enter your personal and payment information.
  4. Visit your chosen lab and get your blood drawn.
  5. Discuss your My Symptom Profile summary and test results with a trained PlushCare healthcare provider.  
Click Here to Connect with PlushCare


 


Did you know you can get an allergy test without an in-person office visit?

Fast and convenient testing for allergic sensitization. With or without insurance, you can get access to a quick, personalized allergic sensitization test at a time and place that works for you.
 


Obtain Your Own Allergy Tests

  1. Shop and pay for your test(s) online at QuestDirect—no healthcare provider visit 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 My Symptom Profile summary.
Click Here to Visit QuestDirect


 


Arrange a Virtual Medical Appointment

  1. Click on the link below to go to the PlushCare allergy testing page.
  2. Select a lab in your area.
  3. Enter your personal and payment information.
  4. Visit your chosen lab and get your blood drawn.
  5. Discuss your My Symptom Profile summary and test results with a trained PlushCare healthcare provider.  
Click Here to Connect with PlushCare


 

MSP

My Symptom Profile

Make the most of your appointment
Talk to your healthcare provider about specific IgE blood testing.

Use these questions to help your healthcare provider understand what’s going on with your symptoms. Review your answers together during your office visit to decide if specific IgE blood testing is right for you.

Help your healthcare provider understand what’s been going on with your symptoms and decide if specific IgE blood testing is right for you!

Start Questionnaire

Here Is Your Recap. Now What?

What can your My Symptom Profile tell you about allergies? Nothing, by itself. So resist the temptation to self-diagnose. Treating allergy symptoms with over-the-counter medications or other remedies without determining the cause could lead to more issues in the long run. When paired with testing, such as specific IgE blood testing for food or respiratory allergies, your My Symptom Profile can guide your healthcare provider in creating a customized trigger-management plan to help reduce exposure to suspected allergens.

What symptoms are you experiencing or have you experienced?

Do your symptoms get worse during a particular time?

Do you notice your symptoms more in certain places?

How long have your symptoms been present?

Finished!

Select all that apply
Runny nose
Sneezing
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Itchy eyes
Wheezing
Chest tightness
Abdominal cramps
Itchy mouth
Difficulty breathing
Red, itchy patches of skin
Constipation
Scratchy throat
Select all that apply
In the morning
At nighttime
In the fall
In the spring/summer
In winter or when temperatures drop
After eating certain foods
When sick
During or after exercise
Other
Select all that apply
At home
At school/work
Outdoors
Indoors
Around pets or animals
Select one
Since birth
Less than 1 week
More than 6 weeks
For several years

Download a PDF of your results to help guide your conversation and maximize your time with your healthcare provider.

OR
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Frequently Asked Questions about Allergy Testing

Answers to some of the most common questions about testing

WHAT IS AN ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION TEST?

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. This powerful diagnostic tool 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.

WHAT ALLERGIES CAN I BE TESTED FOR?

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. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION TESTING?

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 is who pregnant. 

IS ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION TESTING FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS? 

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).  

HOW IS AN ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION TEST PERFORMED?

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.

HOW DO I GET AN ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION TEST?

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. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN ALLERGY TEST?

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. 

DO I NEED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

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. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET AN ALLERGY TEST?

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.


Ready to get started? Talk to Your Healthcare Provider


Make an appointment with your preferred provider


Bring your My Symptom Profile summary to the appointment to ensure your healthcare provider has
all the symptom information he or she needs.


Request a test, such as specific IgE blood testing


Review your test results with your healthcare provider. 

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