IgE Allergy Testing – 20 Allergens
Type 1 Allergies are not to be confused with Type 3 Allergies (IgG mediated, food intolerance). When a Type 1 Allergy exists, a person will experience immediate and often severe reactions, usually within minutes of coming into contact with the offending food or allergen:
- Hives or skin rash
- Itchy skin
- Swelling of the lips, face, throat
- In severe cases, anaphylaxis
Traditionally, IgE mediated allergies would be tested with the skin prick or ‘scratch’ method. ImuPro offers a less invasive alternative by testing for IgE allergies with a simple blood test. We can offer testing for 10 or 20 individual allergen triggers, which you can select off a comprehensive database incorporating hundreds of food, environmental and household allergens.
Please note IgE testing (for Type 1 Allergies) will not pick up any IgG mediated intolerances (Type 3 Allergies), just like an IgG test will not pick up your Type 1 Allergies. You might like to enquire with ImuPro if you aren’t sure which test is suitable for you.
An analysis of your blood sample to determine if allergy present to 20 of your chosen allergens
Option to upgrade to further testing if required as your blood serum will be held in frozen storage for 6 weeks