This test will determine if you are allergic to six of the most common stinging insects found in our region.
Anyone who thinks they may be allergic to stinging insects. An allergy to stinging insects can develop at any age. For some people, allergic reactions to stinging insects can be very serious and potentially life threatening. Symptoms of an allergy can include:
- Abnormal swelling at the site of the sting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Shortness of breath
- Weak, rapid pulse
- Dizziness or fainting
- Anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing and can send the body into shock
If this test confirms you are allergic to any of the stinging insects covered by this test, you may want to follow up with your primary care provider or an allergy specialist.
- Common wasp/yellow jacket
- European hornet
- Honey bee
- Paper wasp
- Yellow hornet
- White-faced hornet
There is no preparation for this test.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.