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Allergy Testing Services
Testing for symptom causes is a necessary step in determining proper allergy treatment because what works for allergic rhinitis may be less effective for non-allergic rhinitis.1
Allergy Testing For Where You Live
LabCorp testing utilizes the Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP test platform and includes regional respiratory panels comprised of established trees, weeds, grass, molds, animal dander and dust mites, as well as mouse and cockroach allergens.
Sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy, watery eyes. . . it must be allergy, right?
Rhinitis is the correct term for these symptoms and there are two types: allergic and non-allergic.1 Approximately 44 percent to 87 percent of patients with allergic rhinitis have non-allergic rhinitis.2 Because treatment that works for one type may be less effective for the other, it is important to identify symptom triggers.1 Allergen-specific testing may be useful in confirming suspected symptom triggers or assessing ambiguous or complicated cases.1 Testing for symptom causes is also an important step in determining proper allergy treatment. LabCorp offers allergen-specific IgE testing utilizing the Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP test platform.
Allergies and Asthma
As many as 40 percent of patients with allergic rhinitis have co-existing asthma. Treatment of allergic rhinitis may improve asthma control in patients with both allergic rhinitis and asthma.2
Pediatric Allergy Testing
Allergic diseases usually appear in childhood. Some children experience a progression from eczema to allergic rhinitis and then finally asthma.3 LabCorp also provides pediatric allergy panels which tests for inhalants and foods to assist clinicians in evaluating the sometimes challenging pediatric allergy/asthma complexes.
- Quillen DM, Feller DB. Diagnosing Rhinitis: Allergic vs. Nonallergic. Am Fam Physician 2006;73:1583-90.
- Wallace DV, Dykewicz MS, et al. The diagnosis and management of rhinitis: An updated practice parameter. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;122:S1-84.
- Zheng T, Yu J, Oh M H, Zhu Z. The Atopic March: Progression from Atopic Dermatitis to Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2011 April;3(2):67-73.