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Nova Patient Care, Falls Church

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Nova Patient Care

4.43(23 reviews)
5860 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 220415860 Columbia Pike
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Nova Patient Care, Kingstowne

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5876 Kingstowne Blvd, Alexandria, VA 223155876 Kingstowne Blvd
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303 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180303 Maple Ave W
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806 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878806 W Diamond Ave
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19851 Observation Dr, Germantown, MD 2087619851 Observation Dr
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20528 Boland Farm Rd, Germantown, MD 2087620528 Boland Farm Rd
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BioReference Laboratories

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8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA 221828100 Boone Blvd
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1980 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 221821980 Gallows Rd
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Food Allergy Testing FAQs

  • How is food allergy testing done?

    Food allergy testing may involve a variety of approaches, such as a skin test or a blood test. For a skin test, a small amount of the food in question is placed on your skin with a special needle that lightly scrapes the skin. If you develop a reaction such as a rash or a raised bump, you are likely allergic to that food. A blood test will examine your blood for allergy-related antibodies.

  • How much does a food allergy test cost?

    The cost of a food allergy test depends on factors such as how many tests you require and which tests are needed. A skin allergy test can range from $60 to $300; there is typically a fee for each food or substance tested. A blood test may cost $200 to $1000.

  • Does insurance cover food allergy testing?

    If you have health insurance, you may want to determine whether food allergy tests are covered by your insurance company in advance. For example, your insurance company may cover skin allergy tests but not blood tests. You may also have to meet your deductible before your insurance company pays any tests. If you have questions about the specifics of your individual policy, you can always call your insurance company.

  • How do I read food allergy test results?

    If you have a skin test, you will wait in your doctor’s office to see if you develop any reactions. Your healthcare provider will watch for a skin reaction known as a wheal — a raised bump surrounded by a flare of red skin, which may be itchy. Generally, a large wheal and flare indicate a more severe allergic reaction. For a blood test, your blood will be sent to a lab to be analyzed for immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies.

  • How long does food allergy testing take?

    For a skin test, you can expect to spend 20 to 40 minutes in your doctor’s office while a nurse or doctor monitors you for a reaction. For a blood test, it only takes a few minutes to draw a sample of blood, which will then be sent to a lab for analysis.

  • How long does it take to get food allergy test results?

    With a skin test, you will know right away if you have a reaction to a particular food. Skin reactions typically occur within 15 minutes, although your healthcare provider may ask you to stay at the doctor’s office longer to make sure you don’t have a severe allergic reaction. For blood tests, the blood sample must be sent to a lab for analysis, and it may take several days to get the results.

  • Where should I get a food allergy test?

    Many doctors’ offices can perform allergy tests, but it’s usually best to see a specialist. Doctors known as allergists are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions. If you test positive for a food allergy, an allergist will help you develop a treatment plan and provide medication if necessary. You can ask your primary care physician or insurance company to refer you to an allergist.

  • How accurate are food allergy tests?

    Food allergy testing is not an exact science. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, roughly 50 to 60 percent of skin tests may yield a false positive. That means you may have a reaction to something even if you aren’t actually allergic. If you have a reaction to a skin test, your doctor may want to conduct additional testing to confirm the diagnosis. False negatives to a skin test, however, are very rare.

  • How can I book a food allergy test through Solv?

    It’s easy to book a food allergy test through Solv. In the search box on our website, begin typing “food allergy.” You will see an option for “food allergy test” appear. Enter your city or ZIP code, or select the option to use your current location. On the next page, you will see a list of providers and available appointments. Choose a time and location that are convenient for you, and enter your information to book your appointment.

  • Can I do at-home food allergy testing?

    Food allergy test kits are available for home use, but may not always be accurate. Instead of IgE antibodies, some home test kits may measure a different type of antibody, which does not reveal a true food allergy. Some home test kits may ask you to send in a sample of hair, which also does not contain IgE antibodies. To get an accurate diagnosis, it’s best to make an appointment with an allergist.

About Food Allergy Tests

Food allergies are very common. Research estimates that 32 million Americans suffer from food allergies, including 5.6 million children. That’s roughly one in 13 children under the age of 18.

The most common food allergies include shellfish, milk, peanuts and tree nuts, eggs, wheat, and soy. Roughly 40 percent of children who suffer from food allergies are allergic to more than one food.

Some food allergies can be outgrown. For example, allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, and soy often do not last past childhood, although some children might still be allergic to these foods past the age of 5. Allergies to other foods, including peanuts, fish, and shellfish, tend to be lifelong.

Reactions to food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Food allergies can cause anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that can cause hives, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, rapid pulse, nausea, and fainting. Anaphylactic reactions can occur very quickly. If not treated right away, anaphylaxis can be fatal. People with food allergies are advised to carry an epinephrine auto-injector with them at all times in case of accidental exposure to an allergen.

If you think you or your child may have a food allergy, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible so that you can take steps to avoid the allergen. Up to 25 percent of epinephrine administrations occurring in schools are given to children who did not know they had an allergy, and more than 15 percent of children with food allergies have had an allergic reaction at school. Knowing your child’s food allergy will allow you to alert school staff so they can be prepared in case of a reaction.

There is a difference between food allergies and food intolerances. Food allergies engage the immune system, causing the body to release chemicals that make you go into shock. On the other hand, food intolerances affect the digestive system and often cause reactions such as cramping or diarrhea. In addition, food intolerances won’t trigger the IgE antibody response that is seen with food allergies, and therefore can’t be detected with a food allergy test.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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