Alpha Lactalbumin allergy test
Alpha Lactalbumin Allergy Test
This test looks for an allergic reaction to Alpha-Lactalbumin by measuring IgE antibodies in a blood sample. A-Lactalbumin is one of the primary proteins found in the Whey of cow's milk. An allergy to a-lactalbumin will cause a person to experience symptoms such as rash, itching, hives, swelling around the face or throat, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and constipation when they consume milk or products containing milk. Many people develop a milk allergy early in life. Some people's allergies subside as they grow older but some persist into adulthood.
An a-lactalbumin allergy test is typically ordered when a person experiences allergy symptoms within 48 hours of consuming dairy. Most people who are allergic to one milk protein are allergic to others as well. For a more comprehensive test which looks for an allergic reaction to 3 prominent milk proteins, please see our Milk Allergy Test.
Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.