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.).
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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 harmless. Our 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)
- Food (wheat, egg, peanuts, fish)
- Pollens from different plants
- Other allergens like latex (milky fluid produced by many plants)
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
2. Dust Allergy
Dust allergies are reactions caused by dust allergens like dust mites, pollens, pet hair, fur, and feathers.
3. Insect Allergy
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
6. Seasonal Allergy
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
- Hives (rashes with dangerous swelling)
Symptoms of Dust Allergy
- Itching in the skin
- Swelling in the face
- Anaphylaxis (acute allergic reaction where the body becomes hypersensitive)
Symptoms of Insect Allergy
- Swelling and inflammation around the sting area
- Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
- Increase in pulse rate
- Swelling in the airways
Symptoms of Pet Allergy
- Running nose
- Inflammation in the eyes
- Teary eyes
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms of Drug Allergy
- Pain in the abdomen
- Decrease in blood pressure
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergy
- Itching in the eyes, nose and mouth
- Running nose
- Redness or swelling in the eyes (conjunctivitis)
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
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.
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
- Decongestants like Afrin, Suphedrine PE, Sudafed
- Leukotriene modifiers like Singular, Zyflo
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?
- Asthma (respiratory disease)
- Infection in the lungs
People with a family history of asthma or allergies and children are at a higher risk of developing the allergy.
How to prevent allergy?
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