Information about the cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy test Imutest Airborne Screen
The cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy test is a certified home medical diagnostic test. It enables you to check which of the tested allergens is causing you allergy.
The test is a serological allergy test that detects IgE antibodies specific for a particular allergy.
Testing is simple. All you need is a drop of blood from your fingertip.
The test is fast, safe and reliable. Individuals with no experience in medical self-testing usually need about 5-10 minutes to carry out the analysis. There is an additional 30-minutes waiting time for the result.
The test is 95% accurate. It is manufactured in the United Kingdom. It is clinically validated, ISO13485 compliant, and CE0344 certified for testing allergies at home.
Testing for allergies at home
Testing for allergies at home is a convenient, economical and easy way for identifying which allergen is causing the allergic reaction.
This test enables to test for three common environmental allergens – cats, dust mites and grass pollen at the same time.
You interpret the result for each allergen separately.
The main advantage of this allergy test over other allergy tests is that you carry out the analysis by yourself.
You do not need to send a blood sample in the laboratory, but you do it yourself and know the result in 30 minutes.
When to get tested for allergies?
Experts recommend testing to individuals who experience symptoms of cat allergy, dust mite allergy or grass pollen allergy such as:
- runny nose,
- stuffy nose,
- itchy and watery eyes,
- skin rashes.
You can also test yourself at home for other allergies, such as milk allergy or egg allergy. With the allergy blood test (total IgE) you can also check if a cause of your health problems is indeed an allergy.
How accurate is the cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy test?
The cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy test is 95% accurate.
The test is manufactured in the United Kingdom. It is clinically validated, ISO13485 compliant, and CE0344 certified for testing allergies at home.
In a performance evaluation study, this test showed the correct result in 95% of cases.
Allergy testing procedure
The cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy testing kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions for use that guide you through the testing procedure.
The testing kit is designed for safe and simple handling. You carry out the analysis in four steps:
- withdraw blood from a fingertip,
- add the blood and buffer to the testing device,
- activate the testing device,
- wait 30 minutes for the result.
Individuals usually need 5-10 minutes to complete a testing procedure by themselves at home. There is an additional 30-minute waiting time for the result.
Interpretation and usefulness of the results
The results are useful as a first step in identifying allergies – pollen allergy, dust mite allergy or cat allergy.
Testing can help you identify the cause of problems more quickly and influence more effective and efficient treatment.
Results of the cat, dust mite, grass pollen allergy test are interpreted visually as positive, negative or invalid.
The test enables to interpret the results for each tested allergen separately.
Positive result: the test detected increased levels of IgE antibodies against tested allergen. You should consult with your doctor about further steps.
Negative result: the test did not detect IgE antibodies against tested allergen.It is highly probable that you are not allergic to cats or dust mites or grass pollen. Maybe some other allergen is causing you an allergic reaction.
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