Do you think you have a food allergy? Many people believe the only way to test for an allergy is through a painful scratch test done on the skin. However, at Personalabs we offer a simple blood test that can test for many different allergies.
There are many positives associated with taking an allergy blood test over of a skin test. Some medications such as antihistamines, steroids, and antidepressants may interfere with the results of a skin allergy test. So patients are usually advised to avoid taking certain medications prior to skin testing. However, with a blood allergy test, you are not faced with this issue as the blood test does not interfere with any medications and you are able to continue taking them as recommended. Not only is the skin test uncomfortable, but the process usually takes an hour. It includes pricking, scratching, and waiting to see how the skin reacts. With a blood test, there is one simple prick and you are done. A blood test is recommended for those who experience severe skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. We believe that allergy testing shouldn’t be a painful experience and want to provide an alternative for those who want to find out what they are allergic to.
Most health insurance plans do not cover allergy testing by blood. That’s ok because Personalabs has you covered, offering cheap allergy tests at competitive prices. There are many Allergen Profiles to choose from, including food (nuts), environmental (pollen) and product (latex) allergens. An allergy blood test can help uncover what triggers your allergy symptoms and can help you choose the best treatment. Find out today!