Diagnostics Tests

Allergy Test (IgE Test)

Download IgE 20 Inhalant Allergy Test brochure

Download IgE 20 Food Allergy Test brochure

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MetaMetrics range of immunological tests help identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food intolerances.

IgE MEDIATED ALLERGIES

When the body is exposed to an allergen, IgE triggers the release of chemicals, which manifests as an allergic reaction. MetaMetrics performs quantitative detection of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in human serum and plasma (citrate) using enzyme immunoassay on a nitrocellulose membrane (immunoblot) technology. The test has been compared in a clinical trial with the commonly accepted “gold standard” in allergy testing- Skin Prick Test (SPT). The results showed that both methods have parity reliability in determining specific IgE. MetaMetrics IgE Allergy test complements the current Skin Prick Test for IgE determination and improved diagnosis in clinical practice.

IgE 20 Food Allergy Test measures the IgE antibodies from 20 common food allergens found in the Filipino diet including shrimp, peanut and crab. IgE-mediated food allergy is the most common and dangerous type of adverse food reaction. The food allergy reactions occur within minutes of eating the offending food and symptoms range between minor to severe. See sample test result here.

IgE 20 Inhalant Allergy Test measures the IgE antibodies from 20 inhalant allergens. See sample test result here.

Specimen Needed

  • IgE 20 Food Allergy: 5ml blood
  • IgE 20 Inhalant Allergy: 5 ml blood

Turn Around Time of Results: 7 working days

Analytical Method: Immunoblot