If you are suffering from food allergies, substance allergies or if you suspect that your body is intolerant of certain foods, there are a wide range of tests available. The tests work by checking for antibodies that signify a reaction to specific substances.
*** Please note – all tests for IgE antibodies as shown below are also available for IgG and IgM antibodies. We will confirm the antibody type when you contact us.
An immunoglobulin test measures the level of certain immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in the blood. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight antigens, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.
The three subclasses of antibodies are:
IgA, IgG, and IgM are often measured together. That way, they can give doctors important information about immune system functioning, especially relating to infection or autoimmune disease.
In certain cases, immunological over-reaction can lead to anaphylaxis – a severe allergic reaction to food, medication, venom and various substances.
Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs.
Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection.
Some symptoms that can be caused through an allergic reaction:
The tests we offer screen for antibodies in your blood and should allow you to discover or rule out the possible cause for your condition.
|Almond IgE||ALM||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Alternaria tenuis IgE||ALTT||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Anise IgE||ANI||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Anti CCP Antibodies||CCP||1-2 Days||£49.00||A CCP antibody test is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis|
|Antiphospholipid Antibody||APA||3 Days||£145.00||Antiphospholipid antibody testing is used to help determine the cause of: Inappropriate blood clot formation (unexplained thrombotic episode, excessive clotting) Recurrent miscarriage. Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)|
|Apple IgE||APPL||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Apricot IgE||APR||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Asparagus IgE||ASPA||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Aspergillus fumigatus IgE||ASP||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Auto-Antibody Profile 2||AUT2||3 Days||£205.00||A profile to test for common autoantibodies to help diagnose autoimmune disorders. Includes tests for adrenal, gonadal, islet cell, gastric parietal cell and thyroid peroxidase antibodies|
|Avocado IgE||AVO||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Baker’s Yeast IgE||BAY||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Banana IgE||BAN||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Barley IgE||BARL||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Basil IgE||BASI||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Bay Leaf IgE||BAYL||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Beech Tree IgE||BET||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Beef IgE||BEE||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Bilharzia Antibody||SCHA||1-2 Days||£89.00||Bilharzia, also know as Schistosomiasis, is an infection caused by a fresh water parasitic worm found in subtropical and tropical regions. This blood test is for those who have been away travelling and want to check if they have been infected|
|Black Pepper IgE||BLP||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Blue Mussel IgE||BMU||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Blueberry IgE||BLU||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Boiled Milk IgE||BOI||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Brazil Nut IgE||BRA||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Breast C Antigen CA15-3||CA15||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Brewer’s Yeast IgE||BRY||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Broccoli IgE||BROC||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Brussel sprout IgE||BRSG||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Buckwheat IgE||BUCK||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Budgie Feather IgE||BFE||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cabbage IgE||CAB||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cacao IgE||CACA||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Candida albicans IgE||CANE||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Carcino Embryonic Antigen||CEA||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Carrot IgE||CARR||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Casein IgE||CASE||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cashew nut IgE||CASH||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cat epithelium and dander IgE||CAT||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cauliflower IgE||CAU||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cayenne Pepper IgE||CYP||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Celery IgE||CEL||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cheddar Cheese IgE||CHED||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cheese mould IgE||CMO||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cherry IgE||CHER||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Chestnut IgE||CHES||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Chicken Meat IgE||CHI||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Chickpea IgE||CHIP||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Chilli Pepper IgE||CHIL||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Chocolate IgE||CHOC||1-2 Days||£29.00|
|Cinnamon IgE||CIN||1-2 Days||£29.00|
Please contact the Richmond Serology Clinic to book an appointment on 01554 788772