Why Do I Need an Allergy Blood Test?
Allergists have many tests to determine if a patient is suffering from an allergy or not. One of the tests performed could be an allergy blood test. When a skin test cannot be performed due to medications, or it is inconclusive, an allergy blood test may be able to determine what is causing a specific allergic reaction.
A blood test for allergies measures immunoglobulin E antibodies in relation to a specific allergen. An allergy blood test may also determine an absolute eosinophil count, which measures the number of white blood cells that become active during an allergic reaction. A blood test for allergies is best interpreted by an allergy specialist.
Dr. Atul Shah of the Center for Asthma & Allergy is an extensively trained, Board Certified allergist who can perform a skin test or allergy blood test to find out the root cause of your allergy symptoms. If you have been searching for relief from your allergy, the skin test and/or blood testing may be the answer. Make an appointment with Dr. Shah, whose patients-first philosophy and dedication to uncovering even the most elusive allergy triggers will surely provide you with the attention and allergy symptom relief you have been seeking.
Blood tests for allergies can be planned and interpreted by world class allergist Dr. Atul Shah during an office visit. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade and warmly welcomes new patients. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at (631) 395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your symptoms with Long Island’s premier allergy & asthma specialist.