The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports more than 50 million people suffer from allergies each year. Principle Health Systems’ blood allergy testing helps physicians identify which allergens trigger a patient’s allergy symptoms. An allergy develops because the immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies specific to an allergen a patient is exposed to. The next time they are exposed, the allergen will react with these antibodies, triggering an allergic reaction. With our allergy test results, physicians can work with patients to find effective treatments to manage allergy-related symptoms, as well as reduce or eliminate the risks of severe allergic reactions.

Benefits of Blood Testing:

  • Patients will not have to discontinue taking medications that could interfere with skin testing (i.e. antihistamines)
  • Physicians can have difficulty reading skin test results on patients with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema
  • Physicians can have difficulty reading skin test results on patients with dark skin
  • Single blood draw is preferred for infants and small children over numerous skin pricks
  • Low to zero risk of an adverse reaction to another type of allergy testing, unlike with skin testing

Testing is Recommended for Patients With the Following Symptoms:

  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Asthma
  • Hives, itchiness or other skin conditions
  • Abdominal pain or diarrhea after eating certain foods
  • Severe reactions to insect stings
  • Severe allergic-type reactions

We Test for the Following Allergies:

  • Grasses
  • Trees
  • Weeds
  • Molds
  • Dust Mites
  • Insects
  • Epidermals

We would like to show you more about how Principle Health Systems’ Allergy Testing can benefit your practice. Contact us here for additional information.