Normally harmless substances, also called allergens, can be found inside and outside of your home.
How an allergy is triggered:
If you are exposed to allergies and your immune system identifies these allergens as a threat, then your body will produce antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE) and these IgE antibodies can trigger your allergic symptoms.
Allergy testing can measure the level of IgE antibodies in your blood to determine if you are triggered by certain allergens—substances that cause allergic reactions.
Allergies affect as many as 30-40% of all people1, but over-the-counter medicines like antihistamines might not help ease allergy symptoms. Whether you are exposed to pollens, certain foods, dust mites, pets or mold, it’s important to understand what is causing your symptoms by performing allergy testing.
Getting answers about your allergies can start with your primary care provider. Along with a physical exam and medical history, your provider can order a simple blood test—called a specific IgE blood test—to better understand your allergic triggers and: