Many asthmatic people are sensitized to multiple allergens and may be unaware of their specific triggers.
Coupled with history and a physical examination, allergy test results can help confirm a diagnosis and identify a patient’s allergic triggers and help create targeted avoidance measures.
If a respiratory allergy is suspected, you can order a single respiratory profile with reflex components with a single blood draw for patients 3 months of age and older.
The Labcorp Regional Respiratory Allergen Profiles test for clinically relevant inhalant allergens such as pollen, mold, dust mites, insect emanation and furry animals.
To help enhance management strategies, these Regional Respiratory Allergen Profiles are also available with reflex for furry pet allergen components (cat/dog) because the risk for and the severity of respiratory disease increases with the number of furry allergen components to which a patient is sensitized.5,6,7
Up to 90% of children and 60% of adults living with asthma also have allergies.1,2
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children and the leading cause of hospital visits among children ages 1-15 years.3
Many of the same substances that can cause an allergic reaction may also affect people with asthma. Common allergens that may trigger allergic asthma include animal dander, dust mites, insects, pollen and mold.
If your allergy contributes to asthma, you may experience:1,2
Along with a physical exam and your healthcare history, your provider can use information from your allergy test results to identify what may be triggering your asthma symptoms and create a plan to properly manage your condition and decrease your risk of asthma attacks.