How to test
Look beneath the surface in allergic disease
A suspected allergy can be confirmed with the addition of a specific IgE blood test
Why use specific IgE testing?
- Specific IgE is a quantitative blood test and has an excellent clinical performance*
- Can be used in any patient, irrespective of medication or condition, without risk of adverse reaction (anaphylaxis)
- Does not require specialised equipment, training or facilities
How to order a test
- If you have a clinical suspicion of allergic involvement, specific IgE testing can be requested via your local pathology ordering system
- The test is already available - it may be listed as specific IgE, RAST, SpIgE, sIgE or ImmunoCAP
- You may need to specify the allergen/s you require for the test and provide a brief patient history
- A 1 ml sample of whole blood allows you to test for up to 10 different allergens
What do my results mean?