How does ALLERGIA-Test work?
IgE antibodies are produced by the body in reaction to the presence of one or several allergens likely to cause more or less serious complications in subjects exposed to allergenic substances. ALLERGIA-Test specifically identifies IgE antibodies and indicates if the level is higher than the average.
When can this test be performed?
ALLERGIA-Test should be performed in the case of symptoms that can be associated with the allergy, such as rashes and redness on the skin, lacrimation or repetitive sneezing in presence of dust or in contact with animals (dog, cat, etc.), or appearance of oedema after ingesting particular food. The test can be performed at any time, but not in subjects younger than 15 years, as the test sensitivity was adjusted on an adult population.
Individuals with allergic sensitivity to various substances such as pollens, animal hairs or feathers, or some foods, have abnormally high levels of IgE (immunoglobulin E) antibodies. That sensitivity can be developed in different moments of life, but can affect child, adolescents, and adults. The main allergy symptoms are redness on the skin, rash, lacrimation, repetitive sneezing, and oedema. Those symptoms can be mixed up with usual signs of viral and bacterial infections such as flu, cold, and bacterial sore throat. That is why it is important to check if the IgE level is abnormally high in those cases or in subjects having family history of allergy.
Through determining an immunoglobulin E level higher than the average, the doctor can direct to a more specific search for substances causing allergic manifestations and can define a therapy adapted to the patient.
With ALLERGIA-Test, you can assess IgE levels in blood and detect any allergy sensitivity.
The box contains the material needed to perform a test:
– 1 sealed aluminum pouch containing:
1 test device, 1 plastic pipette and 1 desiccant pouch.
Only open the protective pouch when you are ready to use the test. The desiccant pouch should not be used.
– 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling.
– 1 dropper bottle of 1 mL of diluent.
– 1 instruction leaflet.
- This test is exclusively intended to in vitro diagnostic use. External use only. DO NOT SWALLOW.
- Carefully read the instructions before performing the test. The test is only interpretable if the instructions are carefully respected. Follow strictly the indicated blood and diluent quantities, as well as reading times.
- Store between +4°C and +30°C. Do not freeze.
- Do not use after the expiry date printed on the label and on the protective pouch or if this pouch is damaged.
- Do not reuse the CRP-Screen® test.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- After use, all the components can be discarded in a dustbin.
- Wash your hands with soap and rinse with clear water.
- Tear the protective pouch (from the notch) and only get out the device and the pipette. Dispose of the small desiccant pouch.
- Turn the small orange rod entirely
- Remove the orange rod by turning it on
- Clean the end of the forefinger or of the middle finger with a pad damped with alcohol. Massage the end of the finger from the bottom to the top to enhance the blood flow.
- Strongly press the extremity of the lancet on the part of the finger which is cleaned with alcohol, in order to obtain a good contact. Press on the trigger button.
- The tip retracts automatically and safety after use.
- Massage the end that was stung to obtain a blood drop.
- Without pressing the bulb, put the plastic pipette in contact with the drop. The blood migrates into the pipette through capillarity to the line indicated on the pipette. You may massage again your finger to obtain more blood if the line is not reached. As far as possible, avoid air bubbles.
- Put the blood collected with the pipette in the sample well of the device by pressing on the pipette bulb.
- Wait for the blood totally being in the well. Using the dropper bottle, add 4 to 5 drops of diluent in the sample well of the device.
- Read the test after 10 minutes. Do not interpret after 15 minutes.
Can the result be incorrect?
The results are accurate as far as the instructions are carefully respected. Nevertheless, the result can be incorrect if ALLERGY-Check® test gets wet before test performing or if the quantity of blood dispensed in the sample well is not sufficient. The plastic pipette provided in the box allows making sure the collected blood volume is correct.