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Chicken Allergy Test

This Chicken Allergy Test uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic to chicken meat.

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This Chicken Allergy Test uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic to chicken meat. Mostly found in adolescents, chicken meat allergies are rare but can develop over time. Symptoms include hives, sneezing, diarrhea, wheezing, cramps, difficulty breathing, and in extreme cases, loss of consciousness. Those with chicken meat allergies are often also allergic to chicken eggs and other fowl meat (turkey, duck, etc.). For this reason, you may want to consider covering multiple bases at once (and saving money) with our Meat Allergy Panel. To identify this specific allergy, order the Chicken Allergy Test today.

How Our Chicken (Meat) Allergy Test Works

If you suspect you may have an allergy to chicken meat or you want to see if you have outgrown a previously diagnosed allergy,  at Priority Lab Testing, we can help you get answers quickly and conveniently without multiple visits to the doctor or seeking referrals to allergy specialists. 

Choose and purchase the specific test or tests you would like by browsing our ample selection of allergy panels. Then drop by one of our over 4,000 Priority Lab Testing locations. We can test you for one allergen or multiple tests simultaneously for your convenience. In a matter of minutes, a collection specialist will take a few drops of blood and send your test for evaluation, with results arriving in as little as 24-72 hours.

Common Symptoms of a Chicken (Meat) Allergy

Allergies to chicken meat are not common, but it is possible in specific individuals. For example, a chicken meat allergy can develop at any age. An allergic reaction to chicken might catch a person off guard, and many people at first may not realize it is chicken meat that may be affecting their health. Eating or handling chicken meat could cause uncomfortable symptoms and distress when allergic.

If you are sensitive to chicken meat and are allergic, you may experience sudden or gradual symptoms, including:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery or itchy eyes
  • Itchy nose or sneezing
  • Hives or rash on your skin
  • Itchy mouth
  • Swollen eyes
  • Cough
  • Stomach pain or other gastrointestinal distress signs
  • Anaphylactic reaction signals such as trouble breathing, low blood pressure or other life-threatening symptoms

How to Interpret Your Chicken (Meat) Allergy Test Results

When you receive your chicken allergy test results, you can quickly identify whether the sample provided developed a reaction to the allergen. A chicken meat allergy test result will identify a reference range and where your blood sample falls within it. Allergy test results will express how much, if any, of an antibody reaction your body has to the allergen tested, in this case, chicken meat. Your detailed results will explain the level of antibodies your sample produced and how sensitive you are to the allergen.

You are likely not allergic to the substance if you receive a negative result. However, if you have a chicken allergy, your results will likely show your level of sensitivity and the likelihood of allergy symptoms and reactions.

A positive chicken allergy test result can make you prone to other possible allergens. For example, people with chicken meat allergies might also be allergic to other poultry, eggs or live chickens.

Chicken Allergy Test versus Basic Food Allergy Panel

Having an allergy to chicken meat does not mean you are automatically allergic to eggs, although you are at a higher risk of developing what is known as bird-egg syndrome. The chicken meat allergy test will only tell you if you should avoid eating chicken meat, but you can also purchase our Basic Food Allergy Panel which will identify whether your body is also allergic to egg whites and other common food allergens.


  • Although chicken egg allergies are one of the most common allergies in the U.S., allergies to chicken meat are not nearly as common. It is estimated that only between .6 – 5% of individuals suffering from food allergies have a chicken meat allergy1.

  • Yes, any food allergy can cause an anaphylactic reaction. Even an individual with no prior episodes of anaphylaxis after exposure to chicken meat can experience anaphylaxis if they have a chicken meat allergy. Knowing what your body reacts to can help you to avoid the allergen in your daily life and prevent the potential of a severe reaction in the future.

  • This chicken allergy test does not identify if you are also allergic to a live chicken such as a pet, only to the meat of a chicken commonly consumed as a food. To determine if you are also allergic to chicken feathers and, in turn, a pet chicken, you can purchase the Basic Animal Allergy Panel, which tests for a reaction to chicken feathers and other common animal allergies.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442846/#B2