Allergy testing

An allergy is a response or hypersensitivity to a substance that would normally be harmless but it produces a reaction in your body.

Allergies cause immune system reactions ranging from a runny nose to life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Allergy testing measures the amount of IgE (allergy) antibodies in your blood. IgE antibodies are produced when your body reacts to substances that you might be allergic to, such as specific foods. A variety of methods is available for allergen-specific IgE tests.

In order to deal with allergy symptoms most effectively, it is first necessary to determine what is causing an allergy. Allergy tests provide specific information about what you are allergic to and indicate what foods and inhalants are associated with antibodies that may cause allergic reactions.

Below are details of what we can test for at Kingston Private Health. Please get in touch or telephone: 020 85466677 if you would like to find out more.