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Lamb Allergy Test

$49

This Lamb Allergy Test uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic to lamb meat. Meat allergies can develop at any age and have been known to develop as a result of Lone Star tick bites. Those with lamb meat allergies are prone to hives, nausea, sneezing, or asthma-like symptoms if consumed. In addition, it’s not uncommon for those with lamb meat allergies to be allergic to other meat and poultry products. For this reason, we recommend covering multiple bases at once (and saving money) with our Meat Allergy Panel. To identify this specific allergy, order our Lamb Allergy Test today.

Testing Method:
Blood draw
Test Preparation:
None
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How Our Lamb Allergy Test Works

Place an order online for our lamb allergy test. Once done, visit one of our over 4,000 testing facilities spread across the country at your convenience to submit your samples. One of our certified staff members will collect your blood sample, and that will be all that is required from you.

Fortunately, collecting your samples shouldn’t take long, and you can be out of the facility in less than half a day. Your blood sample is then processed in a CLIA-certified lab in as little as 24-72 hours, after which you will have your full results detailing your lamb allergy.

Common Lamb Allergy Symptoms

Lamb allergies can develop at any point in one’s life. It is typically associated with alpha galactose (alpha-gal), a carbohydrate particle present in most red meat, such as pork, beef, and lamb.

A lamb allergy triggers a reaction in individuals’ immune systems. Allergy symptoms generally vary from one person to another, ranging from mild to severe reactions. Here are common symptoms of lamb allergy according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC):

  • Swelling of throat, lips, face, tongue, or other body parts
  • Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or vomiting
  • Itching or hives
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Anaphylaxis (in severe cases).

How to Interpret Your Results

We deliver your lamb allergy test results securely to your email. Rest assured, we strive to make your lamb allergy test results interpretation as easy as possible. Our lamb allergy test is an Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) blood test that tests for IgE antibodies to measure your body’s sensitivity to foreign substances.

Your test result has different columns labeled:

  • This column is the numerical value showing your sensitivity to the allergen.
  • This column depicts the outcome of the lamb test. The outcome is reported as normal/non-reactive or abnormal/reactive. As such, a reactive or abnormal test flag indicates an allergic reaction to lamb.
  • Reference range. This column shows the threshold for allergic reactions.

Check out our Samples Test Results pages to further understand how to interpret your results.

FAQs

  • An allergy test is done to determine which substances cause your allergy reactions. Therefore, a lamb allergy test helps you to confirm or debunk your lamb energy. This way, you can know if and when to avoid consuming lamb.

  • Lamb allergies are relatively uncommon, unlike allergies to eggs, peanuts, fish, cow’s milk, etc. Regardless, ensure you conduct a lamb allergy test to overrule any suspicions.

  • Lamb contains high amounts of alpha-gal. Most people with alpha-gal syndromes typically notice allergic reactions about 2-6 hours after consuming lamb meat.

  • The lamb allergy test is designed for individuals prone to mild to severe allergic reactions to lamb meat. The test results provide a definitive and comprehensive answer detailing the presence and causes of lamb allergy.

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/alpha-gal/index.html