Allergy blood tests is conducted to detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in one’s blood. When you come into contact with an allergen (which triggers an allergy), your body makes antibodies against it. Allergy blood tests usually done for at least 10 of the most common allergens. They include dust, pet dander, trees, grasses, weeds, and molds related to the condition you live in. These tests specifically helpful in diagnosing food allergies.The test can also help in revealing what triggers the allergy symptoms in you.This helps your doctor choose the best treatment for you.
Make sure to wear a short-sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that you can easily roll up. No special preparation needed for Allergy panel test. There’s no need to adjust your diet. You can both eat and drink normally.However, your doctor may require that you fast for a specific amount of time before the test. That’s done if the blood sample will be used for additional testing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions depending on your allergies.
A positive result indicates allergens were found in your blood. This is usually a sign of an existing allergy.The blood test will reveal the exact allergy. However, you can test positive for some allergies but never have that allergy. A negative result indicates you probably do not have an actual allergy. That means your immune system probably isn’t responsive to the allergen diagnosed. However, it is possible to have a normal(negative) allergy blood test result with still having an allergy.
Allergy blood test results should be explained with precautions by an allergy specialist. Your doctor will also consider the symptoms and medical history while coming on a conclusion.
During this test, a lab technician will draw blood from a vein, generally from the inside of your elbow or from the back of your hand.
The lab assistant will:
1.clean your skin with an antiseptic wipe.
2.place an elastic band around your upper arm to help the vein.
3.swell with blood.
4.insert a needle in the your and collects the required amount of blood.
5.cover the area with a bandage to stop any bleeding.
6.label your sample and send it to a lab for analysis.
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