Beef Allergy Test
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About Our Beef Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Beef.
An allergy to meat can develop at any time in life. The Lone Star Tick bites have been linked to red meat allergy.
If an individual is allergic to beef, there is also potential for allergies to cow dander, milk and bacterial vaccines containing bovine serum albumin.
Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- No painful skin pricks
- No fasting necessary
- Accurate results within 1 to 3 days
Our quick blood test allows us to use your blood sample to test for allergic reactions externally, rather than causing unnecessary and painful reactions by introducing potential allergens to your system. Tests are administered in approximately 10 minutes or less at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations. No appointments, no paperwork and no waiting are all part of what makes HealthLabs.com the best option for pain-free and hassle-free allergy testing.
Beef allergies are fairly uncommon. Most beef allergies develop later in life. An Alpha-Gal allergy is the most common cause of allergic reactions to most meats. Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (also known as alpha-gal) is a carbohydrate found in beef.
The lone star tick contains alpha-gal and certain studies show that ticks are the only true cause of an alpha-gal allergy. When bitten by a lone star tick, your body creates antibodies to fight it, then as a result of an autoimmune response, your antibodies will combat the alpha-gal when it enters your body through meat consumption.
A beef allergy reaction varies in severity. The following symptoms are linked to a beef allergy or an alpha-gal allergy:
There’s a lot that’s still unknown about beef allergies. We recommend getting tested for other meat allergies if you are allergic to beef, as alpha-gal can be found in most red meats and is often infused in poultry.