Food Allergy Panel 3 Blood Test


Test Code: 602989
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Food Allergy Panel 3 Blood Test

This panel includes 12 tests to help determine if a person may be allergic to common food items including nuts and seafood.  Allergy tests in this panel include:

  • Clam
  • Codfish
  • Corn
  • Milk
  • Egg White
  • Peanuts
  • Scallops
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Shrimp
  • Soybeans
  • Walnuts
  • Wheat

Blood Allergy testing looks for specific antibodies (IgE) which the body produces in response to substances which a person is allergic to.

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 2 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 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.

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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.

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