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


Test Code: 10715
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Food Allergy Panel

This panel includes a number of tests to help determine if a person is allergic to common food items.  Allergy tests in this panel include:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Codfish
  • Milk (Cow)
  • Egg White
  • Hazlenuts
  • Peanuts
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Shrimp
  • Soybeans
  • Tuna
  • 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.

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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