As a primary care physician, you can play an important role in first-line management of allergies. Help manage your patients’ allergic diseases—whether triggered by environmental or workplace allergens—with a detailed medical history, a physical examination and an investigation of IgE antibodies through a blood test.
Allergic responses can develop to previously tolerated substances, and sensitization to seasonal and/or perennial allergens in the environment often accumulate to trigger allergic symptoms. Your patients may display symptoms of rhinitis, but non-allergic rhinitis and allergic rhinitis have different management strategies, underscoring the importance of an accurate diagnosis.
Possible allergic diseases found in the workplace, which include rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, contact urticaria and contact dermatitis, can result in long-term health impairment yet many occupational allergic diseases are largely underrecognized.1
Consider testing for allergic rhinitis in patients with asthma, eczema (atopic dermatitis), conjunctivitis, sinusitis, polyposis, upper respiratory tract infections, otitis media and sleeping disorders, as well as in children with learning and attention impairments.
For patients with suspected workplace inhalation exposure to specific allergens or suspected contact urticaria or contact dermatitis, IgE blood testing can establish IgE-mediated sensitization to allergens encountered in the workplace.
Get the answers you need to correctly diagnose and improve clinical management of your patients with an IgE blood test.
The Labcorp Regional Respiratory Profiles With Pet Allergen Component Reflex tests for clinically relevant environmental and occupational allergens, including pollen, mold, dust mites and animal dander.
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Between 2% and 15% of all asthma associated with industry are attributed to occupational exposure to chemicals.2 Labcorp offers quantitative allergen-specific IgE testing to help monitor workplace exposure to several chemical profiles.
Contact a Labcorp representative to learn more about how we can help meet your allergy testing needs
Half of patients prescribed antihistamines for their reported allergic rhinitis have symptoms that are not due to allergy.1
Sensitization rates to one or more common allergens among school children around the world are currently approaching 40–50%.3
If you’ve noticed one or more of the following symptoms:
You may be experiencing an allergy, such as a:
You may be sensitized to more than one allergen, meaning that your unwelcome symptoms may be caused by multiple allergens—such as dust mites, mold and grass pollen. If you are exposed to multiple allergens together, higher levels of exposure can add up and trigger your symptoms.
Many different allergens—substances that cause an allergic reaction—can be found both inside and outside your home and even at your workplace.
To understand which allergens may be triggering your symptoms, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider and ask if blood-based allergen-specific IgE testing can help provide answers. This allergy test is:
Along with a medical exam and discussion with your doctor, the results of a blood test can help your healthcare provider or specialist: