Formaldehyde Allergy Test

Methanal


Test Code: 602668
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Formaldehyde Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a chemical that is best known for its use as a preservative.  However, Formaldehyde is used for a variety of other purposes.  It is used in the production of textiles, wood products, paper products, adhesives, paints, dyes, cleaning materials, and disinfectants.  Formaldehyde is also present in a number of materials used in the medical, dental, and laboratory industries.   The symptoms of an allergic reaction to formaldehyde can vary depending on how a person is exposed.  Common symptoms include burning in the eyes, nose, or throat, skin rash, tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue.  Some people with an allergy may develop a condition known as allergic contact dermatitis from wearing clothes that have been treated with formaldehyde.  This can result in patches of red itchy skin, blistering, and swelling in affected areas.  These reactions are most common in areas that tend to have greater friction between the clothing and skin or where sweat accumulates such as the underarms, inner thighs, and back of the knees.  Severe allergic reactions can cause anaphylaxis which may be life-threatening.  People who are allergic to formaldehyde may need to be cautious about which type of products they use.  It is important to discuss positive results with your doctor.  

Allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system.  The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them.  The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next.  Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.

Testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction.  For more testing options, please see out Allergy Testing Category

Results for this test typically take 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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Formaldehyde Allergy Test

Methanal


Test Code: 17075
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Formaldehyde Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a chemical that is best known for its use as a preservative.  However, Formaldehyde is used for a variety of other purposes.  It is used in the production of textiles, wood products, paper products, adhesives, paints, dyes, cleaning materials, and disinfectants.  Formaldehyde is also present in a number of materials used in the medical, dental, and laboratory industries.   The symptoms of an allergic reaction to formaldehyde can vary depending on how a person is exposed.  Common symptoms include burning in the eyes, nose, or throat, skin rash, tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue.  Some people with an allergy may develop a condition known as allergic contact dermatitis from wearing clothes that have been treated with formaldehyde.  This can result in patches of red itchy skin, blistering, and swelling in affected areas.  These reactions are most common in areas that tend to have greater friction between the clothing and skin or where sweat accumulates such as the underarms, inner thighs, and back of the knees.  Severe allergic reactions can cause anaphylaxis which may be life-threatening.  People who are allergic to formaldehyde may need to be cautious about which type of products they use.  It is important to discuss positive results with your doctor.  

Allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system.  The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them.  The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next.  Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.

Testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction.  For more testing options, please see out Allergy Testing Category

Results for this test typically take 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.

Categories: