The Inhalant Allergy Test is a simple blood test which can diagnose inhalants causing allergies. This test evaluates serum specific IgE antibody levels to common environmental inhalants. This is an ideal allergy test for patients with suspected environmental and/or seasonal allergies.
The test panel includes 46 of the most common allergens, including different types of mites, molds, animal dander, weeds, grasses, insects, trees, and shrubs.
The Food Allergy Test panel includes 96 of the most common allergens that are consumed, including peanut, milk, egg, shellfish, tree nuts, fish, corn, soy, lectin, wheat, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nightshades, amongst others.
The test uses only purified natural or recombinant allergen extracts for diagnosis.
The most common allergic diseases include: hay fever, asthma, conjunctivitis, hives, eczema, dermatitis, and sinusitis. Among these, hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, is one of the most common kinds of inhalant allergies. Allergic rhinitis appears in two different forms:
Symptoms occur in spring, summer and early fall. They are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to pollens from trees, grasses or weeds, or to airborne mold spores.
Symptoms occur all year-round. Perennial allergic rhinitis is generally caused by sensitivity to house dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and/or mold spores.
The symptoms of a food allergy can vary from mild to severe or even life-threatening. It is not always possible to predict how severe symptoms will be based upon the symptoms experienced during a previous reaction. As an example, a person could have mild hives after eating peanuts on one occasion and then have an anaphylactic reaction after eating peanuts another time. However, reactions are not necessarily worse after each exposure.
• A family or personal history of allergy, asthma, eczema, hives, or hay fever increases the chances for developing a food allergy.
• Age- Food allergies are more common in children, especially toddlers and infants.
• Having a past food allergy as a child or an allergy to another food; those who are allergic to one type of food are more likely to develop other food allergies.
• History of asthma- asthma and food allergy commonly occur together. When they do, both food allergy and asthma symptoms are more likely to be severe.