Cat Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602454
Specimen Type: Blood
Cat Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
The Cat Allergy blood test is used to determine if a person may have an allergic reaction by looking for IgE Antibodies to cat hair or dander (flakes of dry skin). About 10% of people in the United States have pet allergies and cat allergies are the most common. Common allergy symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, sneezing, red or itchy eyes, an outbreak of a rash or hives and a runny or stuffy nose. Because many allergies can cause the same or similar symptoms, blood testing can help a person determine the specific cause of their reaction.
Once the source of an allergic reaction has been identified, a person's doctor may recommend medication to help control allergies. In some cases, it may be necessary to take steps to limit your exposure to the source of your allergy or remove it from your living environment entirely.
For additional testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category.
Turnaround for the cat allergy test is typically 3-5 business days.
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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.