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An allergy blood test is a lab test that measures the concentration of antibodies - a special type of protein made by the immune system - in your blood related to specific types of foods and environmental chemicals.
Allergies are a class of conditions in which the immune system reacts to specific foreign substances (i.e. antigens) that do not affect most other people. For whatever reason, people who have allergies to specific antigens react strongly to the presence of those antigens in their bodies.
Allergy symptoms are largely a complication of the body's attempt to clear out the specific antigen. In the process of attempting to handle the antigen, the immune system releases a number of chemicals which cause the traditional symptoms of allergies. Classic symptoms of an allergic response include a runny nose, itchy eyes, rash and shortness of breath.
Allergy blood tests measure the concentration of specific type of antibodies - IgE antibodies - in the blood for specific antigens. By measuring the IgE antibody concentration levels, one can get a relative sense for the intensity with which the specific allergen is affecting the body.
To get allergy blood testing near you at a Quest Diagnostics lab, simply order the tests you want online and visit the lab on the day of your appointment. A small amount of your blood will be drawn and your sample will be run on standard lab equipment to measure the levels of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood. Once you get your allergy test results, you will be able to compare your levels to the reference ranges provided by the lab to understand what specific IgE class you are in for the allergen tested. For more information, please check out the different allergy test lab reports we have provided with the individual allergy tests and panels.
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Our prices include the lab order that you need to get tested, all lab fees, a pdf copy of your results and, if needed, help interpreting your test results.
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No. Accesa Labs will provide you with a allergy test lab order from one of our doctors. That is included in the price.
Do I have to pay more at the lab?
No. The lab will simply test you.
Most test results are available in 3-4 business days. In many cases, we get the results in as soon as 1 business day but it depends on how fast the lab can process your allergy test sample (out of our control). Our software checks for allergy test results throughout the day and will send you secure access to a PDF of your results as soon as we receive them.
You must be 18 years of age or older. If the patient is under 18, please see the Pediatrics page.
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