What an allergy test
The test uses a modified Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) that detects specific IgE antibodies. A simple prick test will identify the degree of allergen sensitisation. The Allergy test is particularly well-suited for
patients being treated with anti-histamines.
The diagnostic kit tests your reaction to the following allergens;
Food Allergens: Egg white, Cow’s milk, Wheat, Peanut, Almond, Hazelnut, Walnut, Soy, Cod, Celery
Inhalation Allergens: House dust mites, Dog dander, Cat dander, Timothy grass (pollen), Common ragweed (pollen), Mugwort (pollen), Grass mix, Rye, Ficus/Latex mix, Silver birch
What is the difference between food intolerance and food allergy?
Food allergies and food intolerances are different. Food intolerances involve the digestive system while food allergies involve the immune system. A different test to identify possible food intolerances is also available.
- Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the ‘reactive’ food.
- Food allergy involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food.
- Symptoms include difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose, and anaphylactic shock.
- Mild to a severe allergic reaction – Might be life-threatening
- Reactions are usually delayed and symptoms may take several days to appear.
- Food intolerance involves the digestive system and happens because the body has difficulty to digest certain food substances.
- Sufferers can experience multiple symptoms, from migraine to bloating, diarrhea, lethargy and a general feeling of unwellness.
- Mild to severe intolerance – Not life-threatening