Duration 10 min and appointment to result /send results to email.
The immune system response to a food allergy ranges from mild rashes to abdominal pain to a life-threatening complication called anaphylactic shock.
For some people, even the tiniest amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger life-threatening symptoms. Peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and fish usually cause the most serious allergic reactions. Food allergy testing can find out whether you has a food allergy.
The allergy test for substances called IgE antibodies in the blood. IgE antibodies are made in the immune system when you are exposed to an allergy-causing substance. During a blood test, a health care professional will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. You may feel a little sting when the needle goes in or out. This usually takes less than five minutes.
If the results show that you has a food allergy, the treatment is to avoid the food. There is no cure for food allergies, but eliminating the food from your diet should prevent allergic reactions. Avoiding allergy-causing foods can involve carefully reading labels on packaged goods. It also means you need to explain the allergy to anyone who prepares or serves food for you.