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Allergy Stinging Insect Profile Blood Test

An allergy stinging insect profile blood test detects possible IgE-mediated responses to five common stinging insects.


Test Code: 671871

Also Known As: Hymenoptera; Venom; Stinging Insects; Allergy Panel 13

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 5-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

This panel includes:

  • Bumblebee
  • Honeybee
  • Paper wasp
  • White-faced hornet
  • Yellow jacket
  • Yellow hornet


Test Code: 7913

Also Known As: Hymenoptera; Venom; Stinging Insects; Allergy Panel 13

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 5-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

This panel includes:

  • Honeybee
  • Paper wasp
  • White-faced hornet
  • Yellow jacket
  • Yellow hornet

Description

Millions of people have reactions to the venom of stinging insects.  Although for some the reaction is mild there are others that the reaction is severe.  Some of these reactions can even be life-threatening and can happen within minutes.  Severe reactions can cause unconsciousness, cardiac arrest, and even shock.

Mild reactions may cause one or more of these symptoms at the site of the sting:

  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Mild to moderate swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Pimple like spots

Severe reactions can include:

  • Swelling of the face, throat, or mouth
  • Hives
  • Trouble breathing
  • Restlessness and anxiety
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness or a drop in blood pressure
  • Trouble swallowing or wheezing

 

 

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