Stinging Insect Allergen Test Panel
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About Our Stinging Insect Allergen Test Panel
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
The hymenoptera IgE allergy panel tests the blood for five common stinging insect allergens:
- Paper Wasp
- White-Faced Hornet
- Yellow Hornet
- Yellow Jacket
Severe allergic reactions to insect stings often result in some or all of the the following symptoms:
- Swelling of the face, throat, or mouth
- Difficulty swollowing and/or wheezing
- Hives (a red, itchy rash that can spread beyond the sting site)
- Rapid pulse
- Trouble breathing
- Dizziness, restlessness or anxiety
- Sharp drop in blood pressure
Mild allergic reactions to insect stings can result in any of the following symptoms that occur at the sting site:
- Redness and/or warmth where the sting occurred
- Mild/moderate swelling
Approximately 2 million Americans are allergic to stinging insect's venom. Severe allergic reactions to insect stings can be life-threatening as they can lead to cardiac arrest, shock and unconsciousness in mere minutes. An allergic reaction to stinging insects is often treated with epinephrine (adrenaline) like an Epi-Pen, via either self-injection or given by a doctor. Typically, this injection will stop the development of a severe allergic reaction, but sometimes medical treatment is needed.
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 2 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 2,000+ 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.