Our allergists may order a blood test to measure the amount of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the blood. IgE causes mast cells to release histamine, which is responsible for allergy symptoms. While these tests have a wait time to receive the results and can result in false positives, these tests are helpful for some cases.
We treat allergies in a three-tiered approach; treatment plans may include:
- Avoidance of Allergens
- Medication to control symptoms
- Allergy Shots
Our board-certified specialists will make an individualized treatment plan for you based on the test results and your patient history.