Goat Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602697
Specimen Type: Blood
Goat Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to goats. Goats are one of the most common domesticated animals. They are bred for the production of milk, wool, and meat. People who are allergic to goats should take care when living or working in environments where goats are present. Clothing or tools used by people working with goats may contain allergens that can trigger a reaction.
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. These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction. 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 person's reaction will be. Positive allergy test results should be discussed with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate follow-up.
This test is typically ordered when someone has symptoms of an allergic reaction in areas where goats or products made from goats are present.
The turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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