Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody that is produced by the body’s immune system in response to a perceived threat.
Immunoglobulins are proteins that play a key role in the body's immune system. They are produced by specific immune cells called plasma cells. Immunoglobulins are produced in response to bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms as well as substances that are recognized as "non-self" or present harmful antigens to the immune system.
This test measures the amount of IgE in the blood.
Around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from some type of airborne allergy.
The most common allergy signs and symptoms include:
Tingling or itching in the mouth
Hives, itching or eczema
Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body
Wheezing, nasal congestion or trouble breathing
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
In some people, a food allergy can trigger a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This can cause life-threatening signs and symptoms, including:
Constriction and tightening of the airways
A swollen throat or the sensation of a lump in your throat that makes it difficult to breathe
Shock with a severe drop in blood pressure
Dizziness, lightheadedness or loss of consciousness
Emergency treatment is critical for anaphylaxis. Untreated, anaphylaxis can cause a coma or even death.
Using a blood-spot test, taken simply at home, we test for a raised Total IgE level, an a likely indication that you have one or more allergies.
Unmarked & discrete packaging.
We provide easy-to-follow directions with the test kit allowing you to take your own sample conveniently on your own time. No lab visits, no appointments.
We ship the test directly to you! Simply complete, place your kit in the prepaid envelope, and send it on to our labs.
Get highly accurate results from some of the nation's most experienced labs.
Your results are independently validated by a qualified clinical healthcare professional to ensure validity and reliability.
Our home self-test kit is a convenient starting point and we will give you indication of what you should do next.
Early detection is crucial in reducing any long term consequences that may have a considerably damaging effect on your health.