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Food Allergy Panel 1 Blood Test


Test Code: 660423
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Food Allergy Panel 1 Blood Test

The Food Allergy Blood Test looks for allergic reactions to the 10 most common food allergens.  Allergens in this panel account for around 90% of all food allergy cases.  Blood allergy testing looks for IgE antibodies that the immune system produced in response to specific substances.  These antibodies trigger the release of histamine, which results in the symptoms commonly associated with an allergic reaction.

This Food Allergy blood test looks for allergies to:

  • Beef
  • Chocolate
  • Corn
  • Eggs (whole)
  • Seafood (Blue Mussel, Fish, Salmon, Shrimp, Tuna)
  • Milk (cow)
  • Peanuts
  • Pork
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat

Blood Allergy testing has several advantages over skin testing.  Skin testing requires needle scratches for each substance whereas blood testing can use a single specimen to run multiple tests.  Unlike skin testing, the accuracy of blood testing is not affected by medications such as antihistamines, steroids, and certain antidepressants.  Blood testing is preferable for people with heart conditions, asthma, or skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. 

We also offer a Food Allergy Panel 2 and Food Allergy Panel 3 which include different combinations of common food allergens.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 5-8 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.

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Food Allergy Panel 1 Blood Test

This test is not available at Lab QD

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.

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