What is an Insect Bite Allergy 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 Insect Bite Allergy Blood Test?
- If you have severe skin rashes, itching or hives.
- 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.
✓ IgE: measures the level of IgE, a type of antibody.
✓ Insect Venoms: Honeybee venom, Common wasp venom, Hornet venom (EU), rApi m1(honeybee venom), rApi m2(honeybee venom), rApi m10(honeybee venom), rVes v5(common wasp venom), rVes v1(common wasp venom).
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your Insect Bite Allergy Blood Test performed by one of our Registered Nurses.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Insect Bite Allergy blood test results is 5-7 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.