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Food Allergy Panel 2

This test is not available at LabCorp

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 2


Test Code: 10715
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Food Allergy Panel 2

This food allergy blood panel includes a number of tests to help determine if a person may be allergic to common food items.  Over 32 million Americans suffer from food allergies.  Allergies are the result of the body's immune system producing IgE antibodies in response to substances it deems harmful.  These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms commonly associated with an allergic reaction.  Allergy testing measures these IgE antibodies in the blood to help determine if a person has a reaction to specific allergens and how severe that reaction may be.  

Blood Allergy tests in this panel include:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Codfish
  • Milk (Cow)
  • Egg White
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Shrimp
  • Soybeans
  • Tuna
  • Walnuts
  • 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 1 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 2-8 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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