Are You Suffering From an Allergy?
Itchy rashes/hives, Red eyes Runny nose, Sore throat, Shortness of breath, Headaches, dizziness & nausea, Abdominal discomfort & diarrhoea Tingling of the extremities, Depression, Seizures & tremors, Pneumonia, Anaemia, Anaphylactic shock
Allergies are common in both the developed and undeveloped worlds – and sometimes they can be fatal. The prevalence of many allergic diseases are increasing.
About 20% of people in the Ireland are affected by allergic rhinitis; around 2 million people have at least one food allergy; and about 20% have atopic dermatitis at some point in time. Around 10% of people have asthma. Anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal reaction, occurs in 0.05–2% of people. Blood testing is the most accurate way to identify an undiagnosed allergy.
Our blood tests offer the most accurate way of identifying whether you’re living with an allergy. Our tests will assess you against the most common allergens to ensure the best chance to successfully identifying your personal allergies.
What Are Allergies?
The word ‘allergy’ was first used by Clemens von Pirquet in 1906. Separate from food intolerances and food poisoning, allergies – also known as allergic diseases – are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes most other people little or no problem.
These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Common allergens include pollen and certain food; metals and other substances may also cause problems. Food, insect stings, and medications are common causes of severe reactions. Their development is due to both genetic and environmental factors.
Allergy sufferers’ bodies react from the first instant of contact. During allergic reactions, the body’s immune system believes it is being ‘invaded’ and produces IgE (Immunoglobulin E) or IgG (Immunoglobulin G) antibodies to fight off the ingredient it considers harmful.
Early exposure to potential allergens may be protective. Treatments include avoiding known allergens and the use of medications (such as steroids and antihistamines). In severe reactions injectable adrenaline (epinephrine) is recommended. Allergen immunotherapy –which gradually exposes people to increasing amounts of allergen – is useful for some allergies (such as hay fever and reactions to insect bites).
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Test For Allergies - Accuracy With A Blood Test
Blood Tests: Accurate Allergy Testing
Blood testing is recognised as the gold standard of allergy testing. At our state-of-the-art laboratory, our team of diagnostic experts use IgG4 testing to accurately identify your unique allergy profile. By using IgG4, there is a reduced possibility of false-positives which ensures that your results are as accurate as possible.
You can read more about why we use IgG4 testing over IgG1 and total IgG here.
We have over a decade of experience helping people understand their allergies, giving them the tools they need to be able to live a healthier lifestyle. Our team are trained in handling blood samples to ensure your sample is handled and tested with the utmost care. We have a global reputation for delivering exceptional service and accurate results.
By testing for the most common allergens we ensure that the likelihood of identifying your unique allergies is higher. Our allergy testing is backed up by 24/7 LiveChat support to ensure you get the most out of your results.