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Allergy Blood Testing

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Also known as: Allergy Screen
Formal name: Allergen-specific IgE Antibody Test

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose allergies; sometimes to monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy (desensitization) treatment

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms such as hives, dermatitis, nasal congestion, red itchy eyes, asthma, or abdominal pain that your health care provider suspects may be caused by an allergy

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?