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With or without insurance, you can get a quick, personalized allergy test when it’s convenient for you.Read more >
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With or without insurance, you can get access to a quick, personalized allergy test when it’s right and convenient for you.
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Answers to some of the most common questions about testing
This blood test is a quick and simple test. 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.
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.
There are many benefits to getting this blood test - also called a specific IgE (sIgE) blood test. Unlike a skin-prick test, a blood 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. A blood test is also safe to perform on someone is who 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).
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 cost(s) if you do not currently have health insurance.
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