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Allergy Screen (Inhalants and Foods) Blood Test
Allergy Screen (Inhalants and Foods) Blood Test
Allergy Screen (Inhalants and Foods) Blood Test
Allergy Screen (Inhalants and Foods) Blood Test

Allergy Screen (Inhalants and Foods) Blood Test

This blood test checks to see if you may be allergic to the common allergens that can be inhaled or eaten in food. Four mixes of allergens are tested for (grasses, dusts, moulds and trees), alongside many of the common single allergens (such as cat dander, dog dander, cow's milk, egg yolk and egg white.
Blood sample 2 biomarkers included 5 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Immunity
  • Allergy

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

Allergy (1 Biomarker)

This allergy screen provides a comprehensive analysis of the common inhaled substances and foods that can cause IgE-mediated allergies. Four mixes of allergens are tested for (grasses, dusts, moulds and trees), alongside many of the common single allergens such as cat dander, dog dander, cow's milk, egg yolk and egg white. 

An ideal test to be used as an initial investigation screen for people with signs of IgE mediated allergy such as hives, redness of the skin, vomiting and lip or facial swelling which develops quickly after being exposed to an allergen. A positive reaction to one of the mixes tested for allows you to narrow down which substances are likely to be causing your allergy, but does not allow the single allergen to be identified. So you may need to arrange a further test for the single allergens in one of the mixes.

The allergens tested are:

Grass mix - cocksfoot, meadow fescue, meadow, rye, timothy

Dust mix - Blatella germanica, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, house dust (Hollister Stier labs)

Mould mix - A. alternata, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cladosporum herbarum, Helminthosporium halodes, Penicillium notatum

Tree mix - box elder, common silver birch, hazel, oak, london plane, maple, sycamore

Single allergens - beef, bermuda grass, cat dander, clam, cow's milk, crab, dog dander, egg white, egg yolk, fish (cod), hazel nut, horse dander, latex, nettle, peanut, shrimp/prawn, soya bean, wheat


This test also checks levels of total immunoglobulin E, which are often increased in people with an IgE mediated allergy.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You think you have an allergy and wish to investigate the cause

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.