An allergic reaction happens the moment your immune system interacts with a foreign substance that it believes is harmful to your body. The foreign substances that activate this molecular response are known as allergens – and the response triggered is a release of antibodies. Exactly what allergens evoke a response depend on the individual’s genetic […]
Felicia Oladipo, MSc
With an an MSc in Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) from Middlesex University and a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Sunderland, Felicia is Allergy Testing’s Laboratory Supervisor.
Posts by Felicia Oladipo:
Dry blood spot or DBS testing provides an easy and efficient way to collect and analyse blood samples. These samples can be taken with at-home kits, which are then shipped to our labs. These include a lancet to administer the blood prick and blood spot cards to collect the samples. DBS testing is an example […]
When you’re allergic to something like pollen, it gets into your nose, irritating it; this causes symptoms like sneezing (among others) which, when grouped, are referred to as allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is characterised by inflammation inside your nose caused by allergens. In the UK, allergic rhinitis is a common condition affecting approximately one in […]
16 Jan 2023 | Blog
The prostate is a rubbery gland located deep inside the groin between the base of the penis and the rectum. It’s almost the size of a ping-pong ball. The prostate is necessary for reproduction since it supplies part of the seminal fluid mixing it with the sperm from the testes. Seminal fluid is what helps […]