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IgE Food and Inhalant Allergy Panels

Allergies can arise from foods, food additives, and from environmental exposures such as grass, weeds, trees, cats, dogs, dust, and molds. Environmental allergens are found plentiful in the outdoors and can concentrate indoors, particularly in the carpet and duct work of a home. Symptoms of allergies can include stomach pain, itchy skin or throat, itchy eyes, asthma, rhinitis, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, and sleep apnea.

The tests we use to determine foodborne and airborne allergens are serum based allergy IgE panels. The airborne or environmental panel includes 46 of the most common allergens. The foodborne panel includes 96 of the most common allergens that are consumed, including peanut, milk, egg, shellfish, tree nuts, fish, corn, soy, lectin, wheat, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nightshades, amongst others. The advantage of these tests over skin testing is it requires merely one vial of blood, and can be done even on little children with ease. These are run through various labs covered by most insurance plans or as affordable cash labs through Vibrant America.

If IgE allergies exist, various interventions can be used including customized allergy drops which reduce allergic response through gradual desensitization. Most patients respond within a few weeks and can have results lasting for years. The use of allergy drops or desensitizing therapy can eliminate the reaction to the source, and is extremely successful.