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Allergy Testing

Allergy test cost varies depending on the type of the test, your location and the service provider you choose. The lowest allergy test cost without insurance is $29. And the average allergy test cost without insurance is $800.

You can find the different allergy testing cost and the providers information near you below.

How much does the allergy test cost?

Allergy test cost varies between $29 and $1,450 in different labs and facilities across the US. Allergy test cost also depends on the choice of your testing for specific allergy (for example, wheat allergy, gluten allergy, etc.) or testing for allergy as a whole (for example, food allergy profile, insect allergy profile, etc.).

To view and compare the allergy test cost offered by different providers, click the button below.

Allergy test cost with insurance

Insurance companies in the US cover for Allergy testing cost. But, our Allergy testing providers do not accept any health insurance. In the case of your insurance company assuring for reimbursement, our providers can give you the receipt containing all the details needed for reimbursement purposes.

It is recommended to check with your insurance company regarding the reimbursement if you get tested with the above service providers.

Allergy test cost without insurance

Normally, the allergy test providers mentioned above do not accept insurance. You are required to pay out of your pocket. Though the insurance is not covered, the allergy test cost offered by the above providers is the lowest. 

The average allergy test cost without insurance is around $800. But, our average allergy test cost is only $300. You can contact the service provider for more information.

 Frequently asked questions about allergy test

What is an allergy?

Allergy is a reaction caused by the immune system to fight against certain foreign substances entering the body. These foreign substances are ideally harmlessOur immune system produces antibodies to fight against the harmful pathogens that can cause illness entering the body

When you come into close contact with some of the harmless foreign substances, the immune system mistakes and triggers the symptoms like inflammation, rashes, etc.

What is an allergen?

The harmless foreign substances entering the body are called allergens. Allergens cause the allergic reactions. Some common allergens are

  • Animal products (pet dander, waste of dust mite)
  • Drugs
  • Food (wheat, egg, peanuts, fish)
  • Spices
  • Insects
  • Pollens from different plants
  • Metals
  • Other allergens like latex (milky fluid produced by many plants)
Dust, eggs, drugs, wheat, peanuts, fish, insects, pollen and spices are the examples of allergens
Types of allergens

What are the types of allergy?

There are different types of allergies based on the allergens. Some of the common types of allergies and their allergens are mentioned below.

1. Food Allergy

Food allergic reaction occurs when the immune system reacts against some specific food substance (allergen), identifying it as the harmful foreign substance entering the body. Common allergens causing food allergies are
  • Wheat
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Shellfish

2. Dust Allergy

Dust allergies are reactions caused by dust allergens like dust mites, pollens, pet hair, fur, and feathers.

3. Insect Allergy

Insect allergic reactions occur when some insects like wasps, yellow jackets, honeybees, fire ants, and hornets sting.
 

4. Pet Allergy

Allergic reactions caused due to pets like cats and dags is called pet allergy. Some people might be allergic only to the dander (tiny flakes shed from the pet’s skin like dandruff in humans) of the pets.

5. Drug Allergy

Allergic reaction caused due to intake of specific drugs like penicillin, sulfa drugs, aspirin, chemotherapy drugs is called drug allergy.
 

6. Seasonal Allergy

Seasonal allergy is the allergic reaction that occurs only during certain times of the year like spring, summer and fall caused due to tree or grass pollination. It is also called “Hay Fever” because the symptoms of seasonal allergies mostly occur during the fall hay harvest season, when the pollens would be widespread in the air.
 

What are the symptoms of allergy?

Allergic reactions triggers symptoms in different parts of the body like nose, skin, lungs, throat, and lining of the stomach. The symptoms also depend on the type of allergy and the severity of allergy. The common symptoms of different allergies are

Symptoms of Food Allergy

  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Hives (rashes with dangerous swelling)
  • Cough

Symptoms of Dust Allergy

  • Hives
  • Itching in the skin
  • Rashes
  • Swelling in the face
  • Wheezing
  • Anaphylaxis (acute allergic reaction where the body becomes hypersensitive) 

Symptoms of Insect Allergy

  • Swelling and inflammation around the sting area
  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
  • Increase in pulse rate
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling in the airways

Symptoms of Pet Allergy

  • Running nose
  • Itching
  • Inflammation in the eyes
  • Teary eyes
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms of Drug Allergy

  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Decrease in blood pressure

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergy

  • Sneezing
  • Itching in the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Running nose
  • Redness or swelling in the eyes (conjunctivitis)
Common symptoms of allergies.
Common symptoms of allergies

How are allergies diagnosed?

Your physician may ask you to explain all the signs and symptoms you experienced. Then, he/she will decide to do any of the following tests.

1. Skin Test

The skin test is the common allergy test performed by the allergist. During this test, the allergist will prick your skin using small needles which contain potential allergens. The reaction in the skin is noted and if you are allergic to a particular allergen, the skin becomes red and inflamed.

2. Blood Test

 A simple blood test will be done to check the presence of allergy-causing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These are the cells that react to allergens. Your physician can easily diagnose the allergy using the blood test results.

If your physician suspects that you might have other problems rather than allergy, he/she might order other medical tests to identify the exact problem.

Preparation

There is no special preparation required before the blood sample collection or skin test.

How is allergy treated?

There are different allergy treatments available which are dependent on the severity of the allergy. Some of the allergy treatments are explained below.

1. Allergy Medication

 Allergy medications are recommended by the physician to control the symptoms. Some of the allergy medications include
  • Benadryl
  • Corticosteroids
  • Zyrtec
  • Claritin
  • Gastrocrom
  • Decongestants like Afrin, Suphedrine PE, Sudafed
  • Leukotriene modifiers like Singular, Zyflo

2. Immunotherapy

This treatment involves several injections of allergen extracts given over a period of few years. Another form of this treatment is to place a tablet under the tongue until it dissolves. For the treatment of pollen allergies, sublingual drugs are used.
 

3. Emergency epinephrine

In case of severe allergy, emergency epinephrine shots are given. An epinephrine shot counters the allergic reactions immediately. Common brands of this treatment are EpiPen and Twinject.

What are the complications in allergy?

Allergy increases the risk of getting other medical problems like
  • Asthma (respiratory disease)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Sinusitis
  • Infection in the lungs

Risk factors

People with a family history of asthma or allergies and children are at a higher risk of developing the allergy.

How to prevent allergy?

There are no known ways to prevent allergies. There are only ways to prevent the occurrence of allergy symptoms. The best way to prevent the occurrence is to stay away from the allergen which causes allergy.
 
Proper allergy testing should be done to know the exact allergens causing allergy in order to stay away from them in the future.

Allergy test providers location

Allergy testing can be done in any of the following locations by visiting the nearest lab. To know the allergy test cost, refer to the first section of the article.
 

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