UK Allergy Panel
There are several types of allergic conditions, this test looks specifically for the triggers for Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated allergies. This type of allergic reaction typically develops quickly after encountering an allergen, and can cause hives, itching and lip or facial swelling.
This test looks for IgE reactions to the following substances which are common causes of allergy in the UK:
Food Mix: Cod Cows Milk Egg White Soya Bean Peanut Wheat
Grass Mix: Cocksfoot Meadow Fescue Meadow Rye Timothy
Individual Allergens: Cat Dander Cladosporium Herbarum Dog Dander House Dust Mite Latex Fish: Cod
What might a high result mean?
A positive result for a specific allergen increases the likelihood that there is an IgE mediated allergy for that substance. However it is possible for a positive result to exist in someone who does not have an allergy to that allergen.