What is an Animal Allergy Profile Blood Test?
Allergy occurs when the immune system interprets as harmful a foreign substance that is harmless to most people. When you are allergic, the immune system overreacts to the allergen by producing antibodies such as IgE immunoglobulins.
Why get an Animal Allergy Profile Blood test?
- If you have severe sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes.
- If there is a risk of an allergic reaction to a very small amount of allergen.
- If you are being treated with antihistamines or other medicines.
✓ Immunoglobulin E: measures the level of Immunoglobulin E, a type of antibody.
✓ Guinea pig
✓ Finch feathers
✓ Canary bird feathers
✓ Parrot feathers
✓ Rose-ringed parakeet feathers
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your Animal Allergy Profile Test performed by one of our Registered Nurses. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Animal Allergy Profile Test results is within one week. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options.
Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.