Allergens to test for

We offer over 650 different allergens and 90 allergen components for sensitive and specific quantitative detection of allergen-specific IgE antibodies. Together, they give you as a physician a wide array of possibilities when you try to get a complete picture of the underlying causes of a symptom.

The substances to which a patient is exposed will generally dictate the allergens to test. Nevertheless, some allergens are more common as causes of allergy than others. Additional parameters to consider are:

  • The patient’s age
  • The symptoms
  • Home environment (pets, hobbies, etc.)
  • Where the patient lives geographically

Below you will find a selection of relevant allergens that helps identify patients whose common and everyday symptoms can be caused by allergy. The allergens are selected in accordance with EAACI Paediatrics Section recommendations for Europe.

EczemaWheeze/Rhinitis
Child
Asthma/Rhinitis
Adult
Cat Cat Cat
Dog Dog Dog
Shrimp Birch Birch
Wheat Ash Ash
Peanut Mugwort  Mugwort 
Soy bean Peanut Ragweed
Hazel nut Timothy  Timothy 
House dust mite  House dust mite  House dust mite 
Egg white Egg white Cockroach
Milk Milk Alternaria

Symptom profiles containing relevant allergens. Local adaptation with respect to age and regional differences is recommended.

Reference

Host A et al. Allergy testing in children: why, who, when and how? Allergy 2003;58:1-11.

As in all diagnostic testing, the diagnosis is made by the physican based on both test results and the patient history.