Blood test for allergies

Allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases are increasing around the world and affect all ages. Since every country has their own dietary habits and environments, there are significant differences in the allergens.

Testing and Results

At Microfine we offer allergy testing through blood tests with results available in two days. (Except for gluten allergy profile results which are available in 10 days.)

Each report will have the results along with comments and recommendations from a GP if required (all-inclusive in the price).

 

Is a blood test accurate for diagnosing allergies?

Skin tests may be more sensitive than blood tests, though both methods are considered accurate for diagnosing allergies. It may be more difficult to accurately interpret skin test results on people with darker skin, and skin tests results may be affected.

 

What is an IgE test?

An immunoglobulin E (IgE) test measures the level of IgE, a type of antibody. Antibodies are made by the immune system to protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and allergens. IgE antibodies are normally found in small amounts in the blood, but higher amounts can be a sign that the body overreacts to allergens.

 

Which allergy test is suitable for me?

We have listed below our most popular requested allergy profiles. You can also request an item specific allergy test as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and details.

ALLERGY TESTING UK PROFILE

Total IgE, plus:

Food mix including cod, cow’s milk, egg white, soya bean, peanut, wheat

Grass mix including cocksfoot, meadow fescue, meadow, rye, Timothy

Cat dander, Cladosporium herbarum, dog dander

House dust mite

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ECZEMA PROVOKING PROFILE 

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Cat dander

 

Egg white, egg yolk

 

Fish mix

 

House dust mite

 

Milk, peanut, soya bean, wheat, hazelnut

 

GLUTEN ALLERGY PROFILE 

Gluten single IgE Allergen Endomysial antibodies IgA

 

Deamidated gliadin IgG antibodies

 

Tissue transglutaminase IgA HLA DQ2/DQ8

 

Total IgA

 

 

 

IgE CHILDREN’S ALLERGY PROFILE

 

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

 

Cat dander

 

Cow’s milk, egg white, egg yolk, soya bean

 

Timothy grass, wheat flour, peanut

 

House dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)
 

ALLERGY TESTING MEDITERRANEAN PROFILE

Total IgE, plus:

A. alternata

Cat epithelium and dander, cow’s milk

Egg white, olive, peanut, rye-grass, Timothy grass

House dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae)

RHINITIS PROVOKING PROFILE

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

 

Birch, nettle, Timothy grass

 

Cat dander, dog dander

 

Egg white, egg yolk

 

House dust mite

 

Milk, peanut

IgE FULL ALLERGY PROFILE 

(Food and inhalants)

 

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

 

Grass mix, including cocksfoot, meadow fescue, meadow, rye,

Timothy

 

Weed mix, including common ragweed, giant ragweed, western ragweed

 

Dust mix, including Blatella germanica, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farina, Hollister-Stier Labs

Mould mix, including A. alternate, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cladosporium herbarum, Helminthosporium halodes, Penicillium notatum

 

Tree mix, including box elder, common silverbirch, hazel, oak, London plane maple, sycamore

 

Single allergens (19):

 

Bermuda grass, nettle, common silver birch

 

Cat dander, dog dander, horse dander

 

Clam, fish (cod), crab, shrimp/prawn

 

Beef, cow’s milk

 

Egg white, egg yolk, hazelnut, peanut, soya bean, wheat

 

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