Allergy Complete - 295 allergens tested
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UK's most comprehensive allergy test with close to 300 allergens.
What can I expect from this Allergy Complete - 295 allergens tested?
This home test is the UK's most comprehensive allergy panel with 295 allergens tested.
Allergies affect around one in four of the general population. Many allergic patients do not take their allergy seriously and are suffering from subsequent complications, e.g. hay fever, allergic asthma or are subject to unnecessary dietary restrictions.
This test can check for close to 300 relevant allergen sources (except drug allergens, such as penicillin). We have the most comprehensive panel in the UK which also tests for molecular allergens, which allows for a comprehensive understanding of allergic cross-reactions and a risk assessment of food allergies (to allow for tailormade dietary recommendations). Likewise, allergen-specific immunotherapy can be directed against the main trigger (available for pollen, house dust mites and insect venoms) of symptoms.
An allergy is not the same as a less serious food intolerance which is difficulty digesting certain foods and having an unpleasant physical reaction to them. This can be genetic and mostly mediated by IgG (not IgE which is measured in this allergy test).
Please note that currently these tests run with a 3 to 5 working days turnaround.
What is an allergy?
Allergy is a commonly used term to describe a misguided reaction of the immune system. The term allergy itself is a combination of the Greek words for unknown and reaction.
During an allergic reaction the immune system is triggered by harmless substances (e.g pollen, mite particles, etc.), which leads to symptoms like itchy eyes, rhinitis or in rare cases life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic shock). Antibodies of the IgE class play a pivotal role in the development of immediate type allergies.
IgE is an antibody and is produced by your body to fight foreign bodies such as infections. In allergic individuals IgE is misdirected to fight harmless substances like pollens or house dust mite particles etc. This test looks for elevated levels of IgE which causes Type I allergies.
What allergens do you test for?
We test for a range of allergens including pollens, mites, moulds & yeasts, plant and animal based foods, insects & venom, pets & animals, and other common allergens like latex. Please see the table below for the full list of allergens.
Bahia grass, Bermuda grass, Common reed, Perennial ryegrass, Rye, Timothy grass
MOULDS & YEASTS
Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus fumigatus, Baker's yeast, Cladosporium herbarum, Malassezia sympodialis, Penicilium chrysogenum
Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Fig, Grape, Kiwi, Mango, Melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Strawberry
Egg white, Egg yolk
Camel's milk, Cow's milk, Goat's milk, Mare's milk, Sheep's milk
Acacia, Alder, Arizona cypress, Ash, Beech pollen, Cottonwood, Cypress, Date Palm, Elm, Hazel, London plane tree, Mountain cedar, Mulberry tree, Olive, Paper mulberry, Silver birch, Sugi pollen, Tree of heaven, Walnut, Weeping fig
INSECTS & VENOMS
American Cockroach, Bee, Common wasp venom, Fire Ant, German Cockroach, Honey bee venom, Long-headed wasp venom, Paper wasp venom
LEGUMES & NUTS
Almond, Brazil nut, Cashew, Chickpea, Hazel nut, Lentil, Macadamia, Pea, Peanut, Pecan, Pistachio, Soy, Walnut, White bean
FISH & SEAFOOD
Anisakis simplex, Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, Black tiger shrimp, Brown shrimp, Carp, Common mussel, Crab, Lobster, Northern prawn, Oyster, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp mix, Squid, Swordfish, Thornback ray, Tuna, Venus clam
Annual mercury pollen, Cannabis (CBD), Hemp, Lamb's quarter, Mugwort, Nettle, Pigweed, Ragweed, Ribwort, Russian thistle, Wall pellitory
PETS & ANIMALS
Cat, Cattle, Djungarian hamster, Dog, Goat, Guinea pig, Horse, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Sheep
Anise, Caraway, Mustard, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley
Beef, Chicken, Horse, House cricket, Lamb, Mealworm, Migratory locust, Pork, Rabbit, Turkey
Acarus siro, American house dust mite, Blomia tropicalis, European house dust mite, Glycyphagus domesticus, Lepidoglyphus destructor, Tyrophagus putrescentiae
CEREALS & SEEDS
Barley, Buckwheat, Corn flour, Corn, cereal, Cultivated rye, Fenugreek seed, Lupine seed, Millet, Oat, Poppy seed, Pumpkin seed, Quinoa, Rice, Sesame, Spelt, Sunflower seed, Wheat flour
Avocado, Carrot, Celery, Garlic, Onion, Potato, Tomato
CCD, Ficus & Hops, Latex, Pigeon tick
What will be tested?
- ELISA-based IgE multiplex test of 295 allergens from only a finger prick sample of blood
- 117 extracts & 178 molecular allergens
- 50+ unique molecular allergens
- Total IgE included
Identifying conditions of this test
Allergies (1 Biomarkers)
Allergies affect millions of people a year. Many allergic patients do not take their allergy seriously and are suffering from subsequent complications. Testing can significantly help you understand your body's reactions to allergens.
How it works
Whether you use a home test or have your sample taken with one of our trained phlebotomists, our blood tests are quick and easy to use.
My London Medical Laboratory Allergy Complete test result doesn’t match my personal experience with allergens. How accurate is it?
The London Medical Laboratory (LML) Allergy Complete test detects whether the IgE antibodies in your blood respond to one of the 295 common allergens that we test for.
However, allergic reactions are complex and multifactorial and an IgE antibody response is just one indicator of whether a person may suffer an allergic reaction.Bear in mind the following:
- Allergies can come and go and develop for no obvious reason after many years of exposure without any allergic reactions.
- There are a great many individual components within many allergens (e.g. foods, animals, plants) that may cause an IgE response.
- We might not find evidence of an allergy to a particular food, or animal or plant but that might be because you are allergic to an obscure component or type of that food, animal or plant that we didn’t test for. For example, we test for 6 types of grass and you might be negative to all of them. However, there are hundreds of other less common types of grass and you might be allergic to one of them. Another example; you may not have an IgE response to the salmon that we use for our test, but actually be allergic to salmon that has been smoked, or preserved or cooked in particular ways.
- In other words, our test very accurately measures a specific range of IgE levels and can be very helpful in alerting you to a potential allergy but it will never be categorical as to whether you are going to actually experience an allergic reaction.
- Finally, it is important to note that no blood test is a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you are feeling unwell. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or a suitably trained health care professional. There are many times when test results which are out of range are entirely insignificant but there are other times when they are not. They always need to be interpreted in the context of the rest of your health and this can only really be determined with a full clinical history and examination.