Allergy Testing Information
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the commonality of allergies worldwide is increasing at a rate never seen before.1 Prepare yourself and learn more about what’s triggering your body’s immune system with Priority Lab Testing’s allergy testing. Food and airborne allergies can spark symptoms ranging in severity from mildly irritating to life-threatening.
Take Control of Your Allergies
Allergy testing opens up new possibilities for those who struggle with sensitivity to environmental factors (pet dander, stinging insects) or foods (berries, meats, citrus, nuts). While allergies are often just the occasional stuffy nose or irritating cough, severe allergies can become a hindrance to everyday activities. In severe circumstances, an allergic reaction can transform into anaphylactic shock (when the body overreacts to an allergen).2 Accurate testing can help remove that risk by providing clear, easy-to-understand results for a number of potential allergens. Allergy tests can help you take back control of your health and spend more time on what’s important.
Signs You Need Allergy Testing
Allergies are the body’s immune system reaction to foreign substances (such as pollen, dander, and dust), which may not bother most other people. 3
As detailed by the National Health Service, common allergy symptoms include:
- Runny nose or sore throat
- Trouble breathing, tight chest or wheezing
- Hives, rash or itchy skin
- Swollen or tingling eyes, tongue or mouth.4
While allergies aren’t necessarily genetic, they can be influenced by hereditary and environmental factors.5 For example, if either of your parents is allergic to peanuts, there is a chance that you may develop a reaction. However, environmental factors can play into the development of allergic diseases and no one is born with allergies.6 Oftentimes, people remain unaware of their allergy either because it’s all they’ve known or because symptoms were misdiagnosed. Allergy testing offers a great way to identify these sensitivities and receive concrete results that can lead to treatment and symptom management!