Also Known as
Allergen-Specific IgE in Serum, IgE Test, sIgE Test
The Purpose of a Basic Food Allergy Panel
Food allergies can be dangerous, which is why a basic food allergy panel is critical for preventing potential allergic attacks that could pose a life-threatening risk. If you have an allergy, your immune system mistakes a type of food, such as nuts or dairy, as an invader. This triggers an allergic reaction as the body releases immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. Mild cases may result in rashes or abdominal pain, but severe food allergies could cause anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal if not treated promptly. A basic food allergy blood test can be administered on its own, or conducted along with other types of testing, such as a skin prick test.
Egg White (f1) IgE (2801)
Milk (f87) IgE (2802)
Peanut (f13) IgE (2813)
Soybean (f14) IgE (2814)
Wheat (f4) IgE (2804)
What Does the Basic Food Allergen Profile Test Measure?
The basic food allergen lab test measures IgE levels for common triggers, including:
- Egg whites
- Cow’s milk
Who Should Take a Basic Food Allergy Blood Test?
Testing may be advised if you:
- Have a family history of food allergies, particularly to peanuts, eggs, cow’s milk, soy, fish, or wheat.
- Experience allergy symptoms after eating certain foods. These can include a rash, cough, runny nose, or nausea
- Have had an anaphylactic reaction, which can include dizziness, elevated heart rate, or impaired breathing.
Food Allergy Test (Basic) Preparation
You don’t have to follow any special instructions before a basic food allergen profile test.
Basic Food Allergen Lab Test Results
Result ranges can vary by lab and type of food that’s tested. Generally, however, higher levels of IgE antibodies indicate a possible immune system reaction and you may want to undergo more specific testing. If you need guidance or recommendations for the next steps, talk with one of our board-certified physicians during a convenient telehealth appointment.
Where Can I Get a Food Allergen Profile (Basic) Blood Test Near Me?
You can find a wide range of food allergy tests in the Personalabs online store. In addition to a basic food allergen lab test, you can also find individual tests for specific types of foods, including grains, shellfish, and legumes. When it comes to food allergies, the right information may end up being the difference between life and death, and these tests give you the data you need to take care of your health and welfare.
Here’s how the process works:
Step 1: Choose your test and download the lab order that comes with it. (You may not need a doctor’s authorization before making the purchase; this depends on the state where you live.)
Step 2: Use our lab locator tool to find the closest facility to schedule your testing. Our partnerships with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp give you more than 4,000 locations to choose from across the United States.
Step 3: Bring the test order to your lab appointment and give your blood sample.
Step 4: Find your results in your private Personalabs portal within 2 to 10 business days after testing. (If time is of the essence, contact us and we will work with your lab to deliver the results as quickly as possible.)
Browse the full range of tests at Personalabs today.