Millions of Americans have allergies. You might sniffle and sneeze as the seasons change or get itchy and teary-eyed when you dust the house or pet an animal. Perhaps you start wheezing when you eat a particular food.
Allergy blood testing can help reveal what triggers your allergy symptoms and help your doctor choose the best treatment for you.
Types of Allergy Blood Tests
Allergy blood tests detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood. When you come into contact with an allergy trigger, known as an allergen, your body makes antibodies against it.
The antibodies tell cells in your body to release certain chemicals. These chemicals are what cause allergy symptoms. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody that’s strongly linked to the body’s allergy response.
Allergy blood tests usually screen for at least 10 of the most common allergy triggers, including dust, pet dander, trees, grasses, weeds, and molds related to where you live. They are also particularly helpful in diagnosing food allergies.
Insight’sclient portal provides the convenience physicians, hospitals, and clinics need to complete lab testing quickly and accurately. Our easy online client portal streamlines the testing process, making it much more efficient than calling, faxing, and completing paperwork.
Getting fast lab test results is crucial to providing the best in patient care. Insight uses the latest technology to insure safe and timely delivery of patient specimens by offering both courier services and FedEx delivery.
Insight offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient Phlebotomy services to our Physician partners to provide all required blood draw and other specimen collection needs.
Proper lab supplies is essential for precise and accurate testing. Insight offers supplies at no cost to our Physician partners.
Insight Diagnostic’s scientific approach to laboratory testing provides our clients with a higher standard of excellence, scientific integrity and expedited turnaround times. We provide rigid quality control testing through the latest technology and a sophisticated reporting system which is Internet accessible.