Insects Sting Allergy Test London
Results will be available within 24 hours of your test(s)
*Please note that an additional £20 phlebotomy charge will be added to your bill. Free phlebotomy on orders over £300.
*Please note that if you want more than one for your appointment, you can choose an option when booking and pay for the rest in the clinic.
Insects Sting Allergy at Home Test
If necessary, London Blood Tests can provide an Insects Sting allergy testing package by sending one of our phlebotomists to your preferred location (home or hotel) to collect your blood sample at an additional cost.
Private Insects Sting Allergy Test
You can book an Insect sting allergy test package online and give your sample to any of our private clinics where our medical professionals will examine your blood sample and send the results via email within 24 hours of the sample being taken.
What is Insects Sting Allergy testing?
The Total IgE Insect Sting Allergy Blood Test is a blood test that helps to identify whether someone is allergic to stings from insects such as bees, wasps, and hornets. The test measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood, which are produced in response to an insect sting. A high level of IgE antibodies indicates that the person is likely to have a severe allergic reaction to a future sting. The Total IgE Insect Sting Allergy Blood Test can be used to help diagnose an allergy and to determine the best course of treatment.
London Blood Tests Insects Sting allergy profile provides information about the following allergens:
- Common Wasp – Yellow Jacket
- Paper Wasp
- Yellow Hornet
- White Faced Hornet
Symptoms of Insects Sting Allergy
Stings from wasps, hornets, and bees can cause allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms of a sting allergy include
If you have any of these symptoms after being stung, seek medical attention immediately. In severe cases, a sting allergy can lead to anaphylactic shock, which can be life-threatening. If you are allergic to stings. Wasp stings and hornet stings can be painful, but they are usually not serious. Bee stings are more likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Anyone who is stung by an insect should watch for signs of an allergic reaction and seek medical attention if necessary.
Tips for living with Insects Sting allergy
Insect stings can be painful, and itchy and, in some people, cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. If you're allergic to insect stings, it's important to take steps to protect yourself from stings and know how to respond if you are stung.
There are several things you can do to reduce your risk of being stung:
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
- Avoid scented products, such as perfumes, colognes and hair sprays. Many insects are attracted to strong smells.
- Be aware of nesting areas. Some insects, such as bees and wasps, are more likely to sting if they feel their nest is threatened. If you're near a nest, move away quickly and calmly.
If you are stung:
- Remain calm. This will help prevent your body from releasing more histamine, which can cause swelling.
- Remove the stinger as soon as possible. Scrap it out with a credit card or the side of a blunt knife. Don't try to pinch it out with your fingers - this could release more venom into your skin.
- Wash the area with soap and water. Apply an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling.
- Take an antihistamine to help relieve itching and swelling. If you have a severe reaction, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, call Emergency Services or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.