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