Latex Allergy



Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 8927

Latex is a type of compound that is used as an ingredient in rubber products. Latex allergy is one of the common allergies and occurs when body reacts to some of the compounds that are found in latex. The allergic reaction occurs due to contact with latex or ingestion of things with compounds similar to latex, like avocado. 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.

This latex allergy lab test is performed in following conditions such as:

After touching latex, experiencing the following:
• swelling, itching or irritation around the mouth or throat
• itchy or watery eyes
• hives or rash
• difficulty breathing

Also Known As: IgE Antibodies


The Latex Allergy Test has no fasting requirements.


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for the Latex Allergy test is typically 3-5 business days.