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Turkey Allergy Test

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

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This Turkey Allergy Test uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic to turkey meat. Typically turkey meat allergies develop during childhood, but can also be brought upon by a bite from a lone star tick (typically found in southern states). Symptoms include sneezing, anaphylaxis, scratchy throat, and/or swelling. Those with turkey meat allergies are often also allergic to other fowl meat (chicken, 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 Turkey Allergy Test today.

How Our Turkey Allergy Test Works

On our website, we offer an array of lab tests to help our clients get the answers they need efficiently and quickly without the added hassles of dealing with long wait times at the doctors and the referral process. The process for our Turkey Meat Allergy Test is simple. First, select and purchase the test on our website. Then head over to one of our 4,000 testing locations to complete the allergy test.

We know how busy and unpredictable life can be, and you do not need to make an appointment. The turkey allergy test does not require special preparation or fasting. Just show up at your chosen location and check in once you arrive. In just a matter of minutes, a member of our team will take a quick and painless sample of your blood to send for testing. Once the blood sample is drawn, you are free to go, and you will receive access to your results on our secure system within 24-72 hours.

Common Symptoms of a Possible Turkey Allergy

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms of a turkey allergy. While some people may develop gradual and mild symptoms, others can experience a sudden and, in some severe cases, life-threatening reaction. If you believe you have an allergy to turkey, there are some signs and symptoms you can look for. If you are experiencing possible turkey allergy symptoms, you should get tested to make sure you take the steps necessary to prevent future reactions if you are, in fact, allergic.

Turkey allergy symptoms:

  • Itchy eyes, nose or mouth
  • Eyes watering
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat or tickling sensation
  • Development of itchy skin, hives, skin redness or rash
  • Stomachache
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • In rare cases, life-threatening anaphylactic symptoms may occur

How to Interpret Your Turkey Allergy Test Results

When you get your turkey allergy test results, your main question will be whether or not you are allergic. Allergy blood test results will show a number that falls into a specific range and level of sensitivity for the allergen. In an individual with no likely allergy to the substance, this range is likely to be 0 or very low and appear as normal findings. However, suppose you are allergic to turkey. In that case, it is likely that your result, which falls within one of the reference ranges, shows an antibody reaction to the substance, which will be flagged as abnormal and a likely turkey allergy.

Turkey Allergy Test versus Meat Allergy Panel

The turkey allergy test will examine your blood sample for the likelihood of an allergic reaction to turkey meat. This particular test can only detect whether you are allergic to turkey meat specifically and not other familiar meat protein sources. If you want to check whether you have an allergy to another meat, consider purchasing our meat allergy panel. The meat allergy panel can test your blood for reactions to chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and turkey.


  • Turkey allergies are not very common1, and there are not many specific studies on the percentage of the population affected with this condition. However, some individuals have suffered from reactions after ingesting turkey meat. Additionally, a person with allergies to other poultry2 could be at risk of developing sensitivity to turkey.

  • It may not always be apparent to you that what you are experiencing is an allergic reaction when it first happens. A turkey allergy can begin at any time and at any age. If you develop any symptoms after eating or handling turkey meat, you could be allergic, even if the symptoms initially appear mild. In fact, allergy symptoms can be quite unpredictable, and a severe reaction could occur at any time without a history of one.

  • It is not uncommon for an individual that suffers from a turkey allergy to have a sensitivity or cross-reaction with other poultry meats. However, this particular test will only detect whether you are allergic to turkey. Consider also purchasing the chicken allergy test if you have experienced reactions when consuming chicken.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4861744/

  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9756209/