Food Allergy Panel
Who is getting tested? *
Must be 18+ years of age to purchase
Orders not permitted in: AK, HI, AZ
Type of sample to be collected:
Blood (venipuncture - a needle is used to draw blood from a vein)
This test features additional testing, see ‘Reflex’ section for details.
The Food Allergy Panel measures the levels of specific IgE antibodies in your blood to common food allergens. This panel measures immune responses to almond, cashew nut, codfish, cow’s milk, egg white, hazelnut, peanut, salmon, scallop, sesame seed, shrimp, soybean, tuna, walnut, and wheat.
If peanut, milk, or egg allergy levels are abnormal, additional respective component panels will be performed on the sample you have already provided to provide specific protein information for you to share with an allergist.
This test reports the presence of IgE(s) antibodies to 15 allergens, but the result by itself cannot confirm the presence of an allergy. It’s important to follow up with your healthcare provider or an allergy specialist. They will review your results along with your medical history, signs and symptoms, medications, and any other test results. Only a healthcare provider can diagnose an allergy and prescribe medication, if needed.
The benefits of testing
You can get the information you need to support a healthy life - for yourself.
Take control of your health
Conveniently shop and pay online for lab tests without a doctor's visit. An independent physician will review your request and if appropriate, confirm your order and offer oversight.
Schedule and manage your appointments
Conveniently schedule your appointment online at one of our Quest Diagnostics locations. Certain tests may also offer self-testing home delivery.
Get your reliable results online fast
View your results through your secure account online. And it's easy to share the result with your doctor.
According to federal law, major food allergen ingredients must be plainly stated on the labels of packaged foods and dietary supplements in the United States. Also, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) identifies eight foods or food groups as the major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
Although avoidance is the best way to prevent a reaction, consumers can find these allergens in unsuspected places, such as soaps, creams, massage oils, and other products. Be sure to read labels and research the products you use carefully.