Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (Alpha-Gal) IgE
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business days

Description: The Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (Alpha-Gal) IgE test more specifically defines the etiology of allergic responses to meat allergens in patients with a delayed onset of symptoms (3 to 6 hours after meal). IgE to Alpha-Gal is the likely cause of anaphylactic reactions in individuals who develop hypersensitivities to beef, pork and/or lamb as adults.

Alternate Name(s): Galili antigen, Alpha-Gal

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.