Testing for food allergies
Antigen-specific IgE tests
Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the
allergens responsible for eliciting the signs and symptoms observed. Testing also may be useful to identify
the allergens responsible for an anaphylactic episode, or to confirm sensitization to particular allergens
prior to beginning immunotherapy.
There are two panels available:
1) an inhalant panel for detecting antibodies against English Plantain, Mugwort, Pellitory, Lamb’s Quarters,
Ragweed (short), Olive, Oak (white), Beech (American), white birch, v Ash, Cypress (Italian), Alder (black),
London Plane, Alternaria, Candida, Aspergillus, Latex, Cockroach mix, Kentucky Blue Grass, Timothy
Grass, Orchard Grass (cockfoot), Bermuda Grass, Wheat pollen, Rye (cultivated), Dog, Horse, Cat, Blomia
(tropicalis), Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus (house dust mites).
2) a food panel for detecting antibodies against crab, codfish, carrot, apple, potato, tomato, celery, peach,
walnut, peanut, hazelnut, almond, soyabean, rye, wheat, sesame, casein, egg white and egg yolk.