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Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Package

$199
Sample Type:
Blood
Age:18+
Collection Method:Visit a Labcorp Location
HSA/FSA Accepted
Find out how you react to the most common seasonal and year-round allergens.

Whether it’s a tickle in your throat, itchy, watery eyes, or you can’t stop sneezing—allergies could be to blame. This allergy test looks at your body’s immune response to common allergens found outside and inside your home that are known to trigger allergic reactions.

What are IgE antibodies?

Individuals who are allergic to specific allergens develop IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies to those allergens. 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.

Please Note: 

Having measurable IgE for a particular allergen does not guarantee that you are allergic to that allergen. Higher IgE levels mean that you have a higher 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 an allergy diagnosis.

Preparation

No special preparation.

What's Included

Dust Mite (D pteronyssinus)
Dust Mite (D farinae)
Cat Dander
Dog Dander
Mouse Urine
Bermuda Grass
Kentucky Bluegrass
German Cockroach
Leaf Mold
White Oak
American Elm
Short Ragweed
English Plaintain (Lamb's Tongue)
Sheep Sorrel

Why Consider This Test?

Understand Your Symptoms

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year;3 anyone can have or develop an allergy at any time. If you are experiencing unwanted symptoms, testing can help confirm an allergy.

Take Action 

Allergies generally cannot be prevented, but allergic reactions can be. Once you know you’re allergic to a substance, you can identify strategies that help you avoid the allergen.4 Strategies include being in an air-conditioned environment during peak hay fever season or eliminating dust mites and animal dander from your home.

Warning Signs
Prepare for Allergic Reactions

Taking certain medications and/or making lifestyle changes can help control reactions and reduce symptoms to indoor and outdoor allergens.4

Symptoms of Indoor and Outdoor Allergies

Common symptoms include but are not limited to:5-10 

  • Runny nose and nasal congestion
  • Watery, itchy, red eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Itchy nose, the roof of the mouth, or throat
  • Swollen, blue-colored skin under the eyes (allergic shiners)
  • Postnasal drip
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, facial pressure, and pain
  • Frequent awakening

Did you know that allergies and asthma are often related?

In fact, up to 90 percent of children and 60 percent of adults with asthma suffer from allergies. 9,10 If your allergy contributes to asthma, you may also experience: 11,12

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • An audible whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
  • Bouts of coughing or wheezing worsened by a respiratory virus

Take Control of your Allergies 

By gaining an understanding of your IgE levels, you can make more educated decisions about your health and surrounding environment during allergy season or year-round. 

Start focusing on your health today. 

How It Works

1. Choose your tests

Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

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2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.

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3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

SAMPLE RESULTS

References

  1. Waserman, S, Bégin, P, and Watson, W. “IgE-Mediated Food Allergy.” Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 12 Sep 2018; 14(Suppl 2):55.
  2.  Portnoy, J. “IgE in Clinical Allergy and Allergy Diagnosis.” World Allergy Organization. Jul 15. https://www.worldallergy.org/education-and-programs/education/allergic-disease-resource-center/professionals/ige-in-clinical-allergy-and-allergy-diagnosis
  3. “Allergy Facts.” American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 9 Jan 18. https://acaai.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies
  4. “What Are Environmental Allergies?” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/environmental-allergies#symptoms. Accessed: 24 Feb 2020.
  5. “Hay Fever.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 19 Mar 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hay-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20373039.
  6. “Pollen Allergy.” ACAAI Public Website. 29 Oct 2018. https://acaai.org/allergies/types-allergies/pollen-allergy.
  7. “Mowing Down Your Grass Allergies | AAAAI.” The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/grass-allergies.
  8. “Pet Allergy.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 17 Nov 2017. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pet-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352192.
  9. Allen-Ramney F, Schoenwetter W, Weiss T, et al. “Sensitization to Common Allergens in Adults with Asthma.” JABFP. 2005;(18)5 434-439.
  10. Host  A, Halken S. “Practical aspects of allergy-testing.” Paediatr Respir Rev. 2003; (4) 312-318.
  11. “Dust Mite Allergy.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 16 May 2018. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/symptoms-causes/syc-20352173.
  12. Laino, Charlene. “Mice at the Tail End of Your Asthma Woes.” WebMD. 17 Mar 2008. www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20080317/mice-at-the-tail-end-of-your-asthma-woes#1.

How To Get This Test

1. Choose your tests

Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

VIEW ALL TESTS

2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.

FIND A LOCATION

3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

SAMPLE RESULTS

Getting My Results

We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

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Sample Report