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The Allergy Self-Test
The Allergy self-test is a clinically validated, fast and accurate home test kit that allows you to test for the presence of Immunoglobulins E (IgE) which are a class of antibodies associated with allergic reactions, taken from a blood sample. A quantity of IgE that is above the normal levels indicate the presence of an allergy.
The results are easy to read and form a fundamental part of determining whether an allergy is present in the blood or not.
This self-test is designed to provide quick results without the need for a health care professional in the preliminary stages of detecting concentrated levels of the IgE antibody responsible for allergic reactions contained within the blood sample.
With increased wait times to seek the advice of a specialised doctor, the Allergy self-test can provide some comfort in quickly identifying an allergy within a blood sample and can help you narrow down the potential cause of the allergy while waiting to be seen by a doctor or other health care professional.
The test works by inserting a few drops of blood together with a diluent onto the test strip to determine whether a higher than normal concentration of the allergy antibody is present in the blood sample. A positive result indicates the presence of an allergy within the blood sample and further investigations will be required via your GP or other medical professional to determine the specific nature of the allergy.
Made in Switzerland using the latest technology, the Allergy self-test is the smart and efficient way to identify the antibody associated with allergic reactions in the first instance. Results are ready after just 5 minutes.
The test has a sensitivity of 93.42%, a specificity of 91.42% and an overall accuracy of 92.46%.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is an abnormal immune response to a normally harmless substance. In other words, the body reacts to something it perceives to be foreign, usually bacteria, viruses or some other harmful invader. The immune system works by identifying and targeting these foreign substances and triggering an immune response that destroys them or helps the body tolerate their presence.
People with a family history of allergies can be more prone to having an allergy and should get tested if they experience any abnormal reactions in the body, such as excessive sneezing, or other noticeable forms of discomfort.
What are the most common types of allergies?
Some of the most common allergies include pollen, dust mites, certain foods such as peanuts, medication, insect stings and latex.
What are the main symptoms of an allergic reaction?
The symptoms of an allergic reaction include, but are not limited to, itchy / red skin, skin rashes, repeated sneezing, sore, itchy and watery eyes. In severe cases, symptoms can include anaphylactic shock – a very dangerous and intense reaction which can include difficulties breathing, severe swelling of skin or airways, and low blood pressure. Anaphylactic shock can be fatal if not treated immediately and requires urgent and immediate medical attention.
What is the Allergy self-test?
The Allergy self-test is the latest breakthrough in home allergen testing technology. The Allergy self-test offers an easy and accurate way to help identify and address allergies quickly and conveniently in the comfort of your home.
How does the Allergy self-test detect the presence of an allergen in your blood?
The Allergy self-test works by detecting a higher than normal quantity of an antibody called Immunoglobulin (IgE) which is responsible for triggering allergic reactions in the body. The device test is packed with the IgE antibody within the reactive strip so that when a sample of blood is tested, it can detect a higher concentration than normal of the antibody contained within the blood sample. If the levels of IgE are higher than what they should be, the allergy self-test will indicate a positive reading.
How do I use the Allergy self-test?
A blood sample is collected on the test strip and mixed with a diluent. A reading is available after 5 minutes. A positive reading is indicated by 2 red lines and a negative reading is marked by 1 red line.
Further testing will be required to identify the precise nature of the allergen.
Can the Allergy self-test indicate the specific nature of the allergy present within the body?
No. The Allergy self-test cannot specify the exact allergen, simply that there are raised levels of the IgE antibody which triggers the body to have allergic reactions, such as sneezing or itchy skin. The precise nature of the allergy must be determined by a medical professional.
How accurate is the Allergy self-test?
The Abingdon Health Allergy self-test has an overall accuracy of 92.46%, making this an effective device that can help you determine whether there is a higher than normal presence of the antibody responsible for allergic reactions in your blood.
Is the Allergy self-test safe to use?
Yes, the Allergy self-test is convenient and easy to use.
How long is the Allergy self-test valid for?
The Allergy self-test is valid for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase.
What is the best way to store the Allergy self-test?
This self-test should be stored at room temperature and kept away from direct sunlight. It is not suitable for home freezing.