Inhaled Allergy Test
Inhaled allergens are the type of allergen that is most likely to cause breathing difficulties and asthma. Hay fever for example most commonly occurs when an allergy-sensitive sufferer comes into contact with an inhaled allergen. The most common inhaled allergens include dust mites, pollen, mould, cockroach particles and animal dander such as saliva and skin.
Tests and Treatments
The most common medications that are used to treat inhaled allergies include antihistamines such as capsules and pill, nasal sprays and eye drops; corticosteroids such as inhalers and creams and decongestants. These allergy treatments are a combination of over-the-counter medications and prescription-only medications. Severe allergic reactions should be treated with epinephrine which is a prescription-only treatment.
Because there are so many different options available as an allergy treatment, it’s best to visit your doctor to seek the most effective treatment to prevent and treat your allergies. The treatment your doctor may prescribe will depend on the severity of your symptoms, the type of allergy, your age and your overall health and wellbeing.
Allergic reactions caused by allergies such as hay fever, asthma and eczema may require additional treatments to help combat their uncomfortable side effects. For example, leukotriene inhibitors such as Accolate and Singulair are medicines that block the substances that trigger allergies and are approved for use by those with inhaled allergies and asthma.
Allergy shots – or immunotherapy – may also be recommended if your inhaled allergy symptoms are hard to control because they can help prevent your body from over-reacting to the allergen.
TestDiagnostics offers a safe and reliable method of allergy testing. A revolutionary new allergy test, this FastCheckPOC test was developed by one of the UK’s leading diagnostic laboratories. This test requires the use of a safety lancet to perform a simple finger prick to draw sample blood for processing.
The Inhaled Allergy Test allows you to safely test for the 12 most common inhaled allergens and will provide you with a summary of the main allergens which are causing your symptoms. This test covers up to 90% of the main allergies experienced throughout the UK today.
The Inhaled Allergy Test tests for the following 12 inhaled allergens:
- dog and cat epithelia
- pollens (stinging nettle pollen, hazel pollen, birch pollen, grass pollen, mugwort pollen)
- house dust mites
- mould and plant fungi (alternaria alternata and cladosporium herbarum)
- airborne fungus (aspergillus fumigatus)
Taking an Inhaled Allergy Test
Taking an Inhaled Allergy Test with us is easy. Simply click on the button below to discreetly order your test with us. You should receive your test kit in the post within just a couple of days, which will be sent to you directly from our partner laboratory.
Once you receive your test kit at home, simply follow the instructions provided to accurately provide your test sample. This test requires only two to three drops (100ul) of blood to be collected using the safety lancet provided and added to the test solution.
Once complete, simply post your completed sample back to our partner laboratory using the included pre-paid envelope and your results will be emailed to you within two days of the laboratory receiving your sample.
If you receive a positive result, we highly recommend that you visit your doctor so that you can discuss your test results with a medical professional and get the help you need as soon as possible.