Food Allergy Test
Understand how your body reacts to the most common food allergens.
Our food allergy blood test measures your immune response to some of the most common foods known to trigger an allergic reaction. This test, along with symptoms and history, will help give you a better understanding of your body's reaction to common foods and guide your future food choices.
What are IgE antibodies?
Individuals who are allergic to proteins in specific foods develop IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies to those food proteins. IgE is a protective blood protein that is produced when you’re exposed to a substance that your body views as a threat. Therefore, measurable IgE may indicate the presence of an allergy.
Having measurable IgE for a particular allergen does not guarantee that you will have allergy symptoms when exposed to it. In general, higher IgE levels are associated with a greater chance of having a true allergy but do not predict how severe your allergic symptoms could be.1
IgE testing is not considered sufficient to diagnose an allergy on its own.2 Although measurement of allergen-specific IgE can enhance the evaluation of potential allergies, other factors will help tell the full story. Your clinical history, age, and the presence of other conditions (such as atopic dermatitis) should be discussed with a healthcare professional before making a diagnosis or removing foods from your diet.
No special preparation.