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Allergy Blood Testing in Cardiff, Swansea or Newport

An allergy is the response of the body's immune system, where it treats normally harmless substances as a threat and produces an inappropriate response. iGP provide blood testing for individual components and profiles for the most common allergens.

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ALEX Allergy Blood Test

Do you suffer from persistent sneezing, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, or skin rashes? Are allergies keeping you from enjoying the outdoors, spending time with loved ones, or even tasting your favourite foods? Don't let allergies control your life any longer! Introducing the revolutionary ALEX Allergy Blood Test, your key to understanding and overcoming your allergies.

What is ALEX?

The ALEX allergy blood test is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive test that can help you identify your allergies. The test is easy to take and only requires a small blood sample. It can detect up to 300 different allergens, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, food, and insect venom.

The ALEX allergy blood test is a valuable tool for people who are experiencing allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and hives. It can also help people who are at risk for developing allergies, such as those with a family history of allergies or asthma.

The ALEX allergy blood test is performed by a qualified healthcare professional. The blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Results are typically available within 5-7 days.

If you are concerned about allergies, talk to your doctor about the ALEX allergy blood test. It is a safe and effective way to identify your allergies and get the treatment you need.

How Does ALEX Work?

Simple Blood Draw: A certified healthcare professional will collect a small blood sample from your arm during a quick and painless procedure.

Laboratory Analysis: Your blood sample will be sent to our state-of-the-art laboratory, where it undergoes a comprehensive analysis.

Precise Allergen Identification: Our advanced technology precisely identifies the allergens triggering your symptoms, providing you with a detailed profile of your specific allergies.

Personalized Allergy Report:You will receive a comprehensive report detailing your specific allergens and their severity.

Example of ALEX Test Results:

Alex Allergy Test Explorer

Why Choose ALEX?

Accuracy: The ALEX Allergy Blood Test boasts an accuracy rate of over 95%, ensuring reliable and trustworthy results.

Comprehensive Allergen Panel: ALEX tests for a wide range of common allergens, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, plant based food, animal derived food (including fish), Insects & Venoms and more.

Customized Treatment: Armed with your personalized allergy report, you and your healthcare provider can develop a targeted treatment plan tailored to your needs, helping you regain control over your life.

Convenience: ALEX eliminates the need for tedious elimination diets or time-consuming skin prick tests. Get fast and accurate results with just a simple blood test.

Professional Expertise: ALEX is conducted by a network of experienced and certified healthcare professionals who ensure your comfort, safety, and confidentiality throughout the process.

For a full list of the allergens tested with the ALEX allergy test, please click the link below:

ALEX - List of Allergens

Alex Allergy Blood Test

Information: This booking is for the ALEX test and results only. It does not include a GP appointment to review results (if required this can be booked separately).

Test Details: 300 common allergens, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, plant based food, animal derived food (including fish), insects & venoms and more.

Results: 5 - 7 days

Important: Only Suitable for children over the age of 8 years.

Cost: £399

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common causes of allergy?

There are thousands of substances that have the potential to cause an allergic reaction. However, certain substances tend to cause reactions more frequently. Milk, shellfish, eggs, and nuts are among the most common foods that cause allergies. Others include wheat, soy, and fish.

How many people are affected by allergies?

It is estimated that there are 2 million people living in the UK with a diagnosed food allergy.

Is there a cure for allergies?

Currently there is no cure for a food allergy. The only way to manage the condition is to observe a strict avoidance diet.

How serious can allergic reactions be?

While most incidents or reactions are non-life threatening, around 10 people per year will die as a result of an anaphylaxis.

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is when the body's immune system overreacts to to a trigger, such as contact with an allergic substance.

Symptoms Include:

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Increased heartbeat

  • Feeling faint Anxiety and confusion Loss of consciousness

  • reactions may also include itchy, raised rash (hives), feeling or being sick, swelling, or stomach pain.

    Who is at most risk from an allergy?

    The most at risk are children, teenagers and young adults who are starting to make independent food choices.

    How do I find out if I have an allergy?

    If you believe you or a family member may be suffering from an allergy or have been experiencing symptoms which have no traceable cause, allergy testing is available from IGP.

    The main difficulty with testing is narrowing the possible triggers or causes. The main causes of allergic reactions tend to be in most food products, clothing or even in the natural environment.

    Before starting allergy testing, it is advised to keep a diary of when any reactions occur and what you were doing/eating just prior to the reaction. That way you can narrow down your possible triggers to the smallest amount. There are allergy profile tests, which test for the most common causes of allergies as a group.

    One advantage of testing, even if you are unable to identify which substance is causing the reaction, is that even with a negative result you can rule it out as a trigger and therefore no longer have to avoid that substance.

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    If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.

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