Allergies and Immunology Testing

Allergies are hypersensitivities, specific types of overreaction of the immune system to substances that do not cause reactions in most people. The type of hypersensitivities commonly associated with the term “allergies” immediate hypersensitivities, in which antigens, allergens (foreign substances) combined with specific IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies to cause local and in some cases symptomatic reactions, usually within moments. Type I hypersensitivities of the skin. Type I allergic reaction causes hives, acute dermatitis, and itching, and chronically, the allergy may gradually cause atopic dermatitis and eczema. In the respiratory tract, the acute allergic reaction causes coughing, nasal congestion, sneezing, throat tightness, wheezing, and eventually, asthma.

Any severe acute allergic reaction has a potential to be life threatening, causing anaphylaxis, a multi-organ reaction. Type I allergies can be due to just about anything.

Lab Testing : Allergy testing

Citrus - Allergen Profile (IgE)
Dairy - Allergen Profile (IgE)
Hymenopter RAST panel
IgA, serum total
IgE - Corn
IgE - Soy Bean
IgE - Wheat
IgE, serum total
IgG, serum total
IgM, serum total
Immunoglobulins, quant (GEMA)
Latex RAST (Latex-specific IgE)
Pneumococcal Immunity (14)
Pneumococcal Immunity (7)