Allergy Complete - 295 allergens tested

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What is the Allergy Complete - 295 allergens test?

This home test is the UK's most comprehensive allergy panel with 295 allergens tested.

Allergies affect around one in four of the general population. Many allergic patients do not take their allergy seriously and are suffering from subsequent complications, e.g. hay fever, allergic asthma or are subject to unnecessary dietary restrictions.


What can I expect from Allergy Complete - 295 allergens tested?

This test can check for close to 300 relevant allergen sources (except drug allergens, such as penicillin). We have the most comprehensive panel in the UK which also tests for molecular allergens, which allows for a comprehensive understanding of allergic cross-reactions and a risk assessment of food allergies (to allow for tailormade dietary recommendations). Likewise, allergen-specific immunotherapy can be directed against the main trigger (available for pollen, house dust mites and insect venoms) of symptoms.

An allergy is not the same as a less serious food intolerance which is difficulty digesting certain foods and having an unpleasant physical reaction to them. This can be genetic and mostly mediated by IgG (not IgE which is measured in this allergy test).

Please note that currently these tests run with a 5 to 7 working days turnaround.

What is an allergy?

Allergy is a commonly used term to describe a misguided reaction of the immune system. The term allergy itself is a combination of the Greek words for unknown and reaction.

During an allergic reaction the immune system is triggered by harmless substances (e.g pollen, mite particles, etc.), which leads to symptoms like itchy eyes, rhinitis or in rare cases life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic shock). Antibodies of the IgE class play a pivotal role in the development of immediate type allergies. 

IgE is an antibody and is produced by your body to fight foreign bodies such as infections. In allergic individuals IgE is misdirected to fight harmless substances like pollens or house dust mite particles etc. This test looks for elevated levels of IgE which causes Type I allergies.

What allergens do you test for?

We test for a range of allergens including pollens, mites, moulds & yeasts, plant and animal based foods, insects & venom, pets & animals, and other common allergens like latex. Please see the table below for the full list of allergens.

GRASS POLLENS

Bahia grass, Bermuda grass, Common reed, Perennial ryegrass, Rye, Timothy grass

MOULDS & YEASTS

Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus fumigatus, Baker's yeast, Cladosporium herbarum, Malassezia sympodialis, Penicilium chrysogenum

FRUIT

Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Fig, Grape, Kiwi, Mango, Melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Strawberry

EGG

Egg white, Egg yolk 

MILK

Camel's milk, Cow's milk, Goat's milk, Mare's milk, Sheep's milk

TREE POLLENS

Acacia, Alder, Arizona cypress, Ash, Beech pollen, Cottonwood, Cypress, Date Palm, Elm, Hazel, London plane tree, Mountain cedar, Mulberry tree, Olive, Paper mulberry, Silver birch, Sugi pollen, Tree of heaven, Walnut, Weeping fig

INSECTS & VENOMS

American Cockroach, Bee, Common wasp venom, Fire Ant, German Cockroach, Honey bee venom, Long-headed wasp venom, Paper wasp venom

LEGUMES & NUTS

Almond, Brazil nut, Cashew, Chickpea, Hazel nut, Lentil, Macadamia, Pea, Peanut, Pecan, Pistachio, Soy, Walnut, White bean

FISH & SEAFOOD

Anisakis simplex, Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, Black tiger shrimp, Brown shrimp, Carp, Common mussel, Crab, Lobster, Northern prawn, Oyster, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp mix, Squid, Swordfish, Thornback ray, Tuna, Venus clam

WEED POLLENS

Annual mercury pollen, Cannabis (CBD), Hemp, Lamb's quarter, Mugwort, Nettle, Pigweed, Ragweed, Ribwort, Russian thistle, Wall pellitory

PETS & ANIMALS

Cat, Cattle, Djungarian hamster, Dog, Goat, Guinea pig, Horse, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Sheep

SPICES

Anise, Caraway, Mustard, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley

MEAT

Beef, Chicken, Horse, House cricket, Lamb, Mealworm, Migratory locust, Pork, Rabbit, Turkey

MITES

Acarus siro, American house dust mite, Blomia tropicalis, European house dust mite, Glycyphagus domesticus, Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tyrophagus putrescentiae

CEREALS & SEEDS

Barley, Buckwheat, Corn flour, Corn, cereal, Cultivated rye, Fenugreek seed, Lupine seed, Millet, Oat, Poppy seed, Pumpkin seed, Quinoa, Rice, Sesame, Spelt, Sunflower seed, Wheat flour

VEGETABLES

Avocado, Carrot, Celery, Garlic, Onion, Potato, Tomato

OTHER

CCD, Ficus & Hops, Latex, Pigeon tick

What will be tested?

  • ELISA-based IgE multiplex test of 295 allergens from only a finger prick sample of blood
  • 117 extracts & 178 molecular allergens
  • 50+ unique molecular allergens
  • Total IgE included
 

Allergy

Allergies affect millions of people a year. Many allergic patients do not take their allergy seriously and are suffering from subsequent complications. Testing can significantly help you understand your body's reactions to allergens.


How does it work?

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There is no better way to check for underlying health problems or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test. In collaboration with our dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory partner in London we offer the latest in pathology testing solutions across many disciplines including biochemistry, immunology, haematology, and molecular biology. 

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, our partner laboratory provides a fast, affordable, and easy way to start taking charge of your own health. 

You will receive your results on the day after your sample is received by the laboratory, this is usually within 2-3 days of having your blood taken in-store. 

The laboratory runs a 24/7 operation and tests all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables the team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe. 

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.