ALLERGENS TESTED FOR WITH ALLERDETECT
Common Allergy Symptoms
IgE Environmental Allergy
Itching of the nose, eyes or mouth
Runny, stuffy nose
Watery, red or swollen eyes
IgE Food Allergy
Tingling in the mouth
Swelling of lips, tongue, face or throat
Flushing of the skin
IgE Insect Venom Sting Allergy
Large area of swelling at the sting site
Itching or hives all over the body
Cough, chest tightness, wheezing
Shortness of breath
We can assist in recommending potential next step options for treatment including:
Habitual - Symptom Suppression
Over the Counter - Symptom Suppression
Nasal Saline Irrigation
Prescription - Treatment ENVIRONMENTAL ONLY Sublingual (SLIT) Immunotherapy Subcutaneous (SCIT) Immunotherapy
Western Allergy compounds sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy for patients across Canada. Treatment can take 3-4 years for allergen desensitization, however symptoms can decrease within the initial months of treatment.
AllerDetect is a new, comprehensive dry blood spot diagnostic test for both IgE allergies
What is IgE?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) are antibodies produced by the immune system. If you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to an allergen by producing IgE antibodies that cause allergic reactions
Why can't I test myself?
Testing is a simple process however the test must be ordered by a medical professional who will use the reporting to complement a formal diagnosis.
Is this covered by insurance?
Most extended health coverage will cover allergy testing. Please check with your insurance provider.
Why do I need to discuss the results with my Healthcare professional?
AllerDetect provides thorough empirical data relating to the diagnostic of IgE allergies. To properly use the report. Patient history and symptoms should be taken in conjunction with report consultation by a healthcare provider.
Where can I get the test done?
AllerDetect is offered across Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Your healthcare provider can contact us directly for complementary collections kits.
How often should a person be tested?
Testing can be done once, or annually after an initial benchmark test. If a patient is undergoing immunotherapy, testing can determine efficacy of treatment, or monitor changes in allergic and sensitivity response.
Where can I get more information?
Please contact us via email to set up a call to discuss.
How is it different from other tests?
AllerDetect tests for IgE allergies similar to scratch testing. Allergy testing from AllerDetect or Scratch Testing indicates damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, animal dander, a particular food, moulds, or dust mite, to which it has become hypersensitive. Close contact with a very small amount of some allergens such as peanut and venom can potentially trigger a life-threatening reaction in some instances.
Federally (CLIA) approved High Complexity Clinical Laboratory. AllerDetect is a division of Western Allergy, Canada’s foremost Allergy, immunotherapy and diagnostics company operating since 1972