How do you know whether your own or your child’s symptoms are caused by allergy or not - and if so, to what exactly? Maybe you or your child has already received a diagnosis, but has it been validated by a test?
Knowing what's causing your or your child’s symptoms is important since treatment differs for different conditions. The right diagnosis and early treatment of allergies can also help prevent potentially serious complications of allergies from developing, such as ear infections, sinusitis and asthma. Ruling out allergy is equally important in order to avoid unneccessary medication and exposure reduction.
A blood test will help your doctor determine if you or your child is allergic, what you are allergic to and may even rule out allergy. An allergy blood test is quick and simple and is available to your doctor. A blood test can test for hundreds of allergens, such as weeds, trees, pollen, mold, food, and animal dander. Adults and children of any age can take a blood test, and it can be performed irrespective of skin condition, medication, symptom, disease activity and pregnancy.