Allergy Test – Deposit

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Pay the deposit for your allergy test here. 

Nasal Medical in partnership with Allergy Ireland are providing allergy tests for companies at a massive reduced price. Normal allergy tests cost €300. We will be providing tests for €149. That’s 51% in savings. Get tested now before you suffer.

All tests are conducted by a fully qualified allergy nurse.

All testing material is CE and FDA approved and sourced from allergy manufacturing company (Greer Labs (USA) and Bio-Diagnostics (UK)).

The lancets used to perform the test are pre-packed and totally sterile.  They cannot be re-used.

You MUST NOT have taken an antihistamine for 7 days before the test otherwise the results can be distorted and inaccurate and MUST NOT put any type of moisturiser on their forearms on the day of the test.

You will be tested for the following allergies:

  • Inhalant (breathe-in) allergens: dust mites, feathers, cat hair, dog hair, horse hair, tree pollen mix, silver birch pollen, timothy grass pollen (gives hay fever) and cladasporium mold.
  • Foods: milk, egg, wheat, soya, potato, oranges, chocolate and tomato.

**You will get your results within 15mins once you have been tested.**

Interpretation of Results:

First of all each extract is discarded 4 weeks before expiry date to ensure concentration and potency does not wane.

A positive result is measured in mms of central wheal and outer flare (redness of skin). There are positive (histamine) and negative (saline) controls to compare against and thus ensure accuracy of test result.

With foods, a wheal of 6mms and greater suggests that food will trigger an allergic reaction. The greater the size of the wheal, the more likely that the reaction will be aggressive.

With inhalant allergens (such as dust mite, pollens, animal hair) the size of the wheal and flare is important but does not always reflect the symptoms. For example a patient will occasionally show a very large wheal and flare (say to dust mites) but not show many symptoms. Equally a relatively small reaction (say to cat hair) in someone only recently exposed to cats is usually very important as within a year of continuous exposure the allergic reaction will probably have increased significantly (as will the patient’s symptoms).

It’s easy to perform an allergy test, the skill lies in interpreting the result and linking it to the patient’s symptoms. Often there is no link.

All reactions will be recorded in mms of wheal size with surrounding flare measured separately and recorded.

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