The Animal and Feather Allergy Test looks for allergic reactions to animals typically found in rural areas. People can develop an allergic reaction to the proteins found in the dander, feathers or urine of various types of animals. Allergies can take years of exposure to develop in some people.
The Bee and Stinging Insect Allergy panel looks for allergic reactions to the venom of several types of stinging insects. Knowing if you have an allergy to one or more types of insect stings can help a person get medical attention as soon as possible if necessary.
The Casein Allergy Blood Test looks for IgE Antibodies which indicate an allergic intolerance to Casein, a protein found in milk. Most people with an allergy to milk will begin to show symptoms early in life. These allergies may subside as a person grows older or continue for the rest of their life.
The Corn Allergy Test looks for IgE Antibodies which indicate an allergic reaction to corn. Corn allergy is less common than other types of food allergies. Those who have corn allergies can find it difficult to avoid products containing corn since many types of processed foods include ingredients such as cornmeal, corn oil and corn syrup.
Histamine is a mediator of the allergic response. Histamine release causes itching, flushing, hives, vomiting, syncope, and even shock. In addition, some patients with gastric carcinoids may exhibit high concentrations of histamine.
Also Known As: Plasma
This blood test measures the amount of IgE antibodies in the blood and is ordered after having been exposed to some latex-containing product and exhibiting any of the symptoms that accompany a latex allergy.
Also Known As: IgE Antibodies
The Milk Allergy panel measures IgE Antibodies to look for allergic reactions to several proteins found in cow's milk. This panel includes Casein, a-Lactalbumin, and b-lactoglobulin. Casein makes up the majority of milk curd proteins.
This test measures a quantitative amount of the antibodies to MMR viruses in order to determine whether the host has indeed achieved immunity, or if booster vaccinations are required.
Also Known As: MMR Antibodies, MMR Titer
This test is typically ordered when one is experiencing symptoms of allergic reaction soon after taking the medication. This test measures the blood for IgE antibodies in response to taking Penicillin G.