Is it allergy or not?

Many illnesses that display symptoms commonly associated with allergy have quite different aetiologies and, therefore, different treatments.

 

A blood test can help you see whether or not these symptoms are actually due to allergy. What’s more, this "confirm or exclude allergy" outcome is certain.

Using ImmunoCAP blood tests to evaluate if allergy contributes to the symptoms increases diagnostic precision and promotes the use of effective evidence-based medical care.

ImmunoCAP blood test results:

  • Dramatically decrease the number of patients given an uncertain diagnosis from 50 % to as little as 10 %.
     
  • Impressively increase the ‘non-allergic’ result group from 10 % to 50 %, which means that allergy can be dismissed as the cause of these patients’ symptoms.

 

 

 

References

  • Duran-Tauleria E. et al. The utility of specific immunoglobulin E measurements in primary care Allergy 2004; 59 (suppl 78):35-41
  • Niggemann B. et al. Paediatric allergy diagnosis in primary care is improved by in vitro allergen-specific IgE testing. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2008; 19:325-331