Blood Allergy Testing in Manhattan NY
Allergy Dr. Mayank Shukla at Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence Provides Blood Allergy Testing for Adults and Children. Call (929) 298-2202 or Book an Appointment Online. We are open 6 days a week.
For people who are interested in discovering their food allergies without a skin prick test or elimination diet, blood allergy testing may be the answer. At Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence we are proud to offer this simple testing solution for adults and children in Manhattan, NY. A blood allergy test can deliver your results quicker than an elimination diet and without the multiple skin pricks of traditional allergy testing. With a single blood draw, you can learn about your body’s food allergies, so you can keep you and your loved ones protected from allergic reactions.
What is blood allergy testing and how does it work?
Allergy blood testing is a lab-based allergy testing method that screens a person’s blood for specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in order to determine specific substances that cause allergic reactions. Blood allergy testing can be implemented as a confirmation method or alternative method to a skin prick test. This simple laboratory test looks for certain types of antibodies in a patient’s blood. If IgE antibodies specific to a known substance appear in the blood, it will produce a positive (allergic) result, allowing your doctor to discuss potential treatment options with you. It is important to remember that you may have never noticed an allergic reaction to a substance that your blood test indicates you are allergic to. It is also possible to have a negative result blood test and still have an allergy. Generally, a negative result will indicate you do not have a true allergy, but your results should always be discussed while considering specific symptoms you may have experienced as well as your family medical history.
What types of allergies can a blood test detect?
Allergy blood testing is often used to determine specific food allergies, but it can provide your doctor with information that may explain a wide range of allergic symptoms. Your doctor may recommend blood testing for a number of reasons, including if you have experienced vomiting and diarrhea, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath, and hives as a result of an allergic reaction. Blood testing does not expose a patient to the substances they may be allergic to, which reduces the risk of a potentially severe reaction during testing. At Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence, we are proud to offer multiple kinds of allergy testing services, so our patients can choose the method that is right for them.
Why should I choose blood allergy testing?
There is very little risk to an allergen blood test. While some patients may experience intense discomfort or allergic reactions to a skin prick test, blood testing allows you to forgo skin irritation and receive your results after a single needle insertion, rather than having to undergo multiple uncomfortable pricks during a skin test. Allergy blood testing can be performed even if you are currently taking certain medications that may interrupt your skin assessment results, though it will require you to wait several days for your results, while skin tests will provide you with immediate answers. Allergy blood testing is sometimes used to confirm skin prick test results, especially for patients with food allergies.
If you are interested in blood allergy testing for potential allergies in Manhattan, NY, contact Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence today to schedule an appointment. We are open 6 days a week for your convenience and offer comprehensive allergy testing, so you can learn how to support your body’s health in the most efficient way possible.