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Allergies are incredibly common and occur when a person’s immune system reacts to a particular food or substance. Living with an allergy can be quite troublesome, and severe reactions can result in serious consequences.

However, the most worrying thing for some is that they may not be aware of the allergies they have, or at least don’t have an official diagnosis. That’s why many people will wisely choose an allergy testing kit to get a better understanding of any risks they potentially face.

How does an allergy testing kit work?

Deciding to take an at-home allergy test is the first step to finding out whether or not you have an allergy. The simple test works by taking a small sample of blood and seeing if it shows sensitivity to specific allergens by producing immunoglobulin E (IgE).

IgE is an antibody that is produced by the body’s natural immune system that makes up the defence against foreign substances such as parasites. When the body produces IgE antibodies to an otherwise harmless substance, such as pollen, dust or certain foods, it releases certain chemicals that trigger an allergic reaction.

Unlike other forms of allergy testing, this type may take a couple more days to find out the results. However, the major upside is that you will have a detailed guide on what can trigger adverse reactions from your body.

Knowing what you are allergic to then means you are better equipped to manage your symptoms. You’ll also know which substances cause the reaction so you can avoid them. You’ll also be able to discuss your treatment options with a local GP and make decisions that are right for you and your individual lifestyle.

What’s in an allergy testing kit?Blood test kit

Inside our allergy testing kits, you will find everything you need to take your sample and easily send it off to our lab. The kit includes the finger prick test, prepaid return packaging and a wealth of further information and instructions to help you understand how to take the test. In return, you will get a PDF report emailed back you detailing your results and a 30-day aftercare plan to assist with your health journey.

Ready to identify your allergies?

For over ten years, Test Your Intolerance have been providing testing for a range of allergies. We offer a quick and straightforward method of testing in order to identify allergens and the changes that could be made to prevent further symptoms. Suspect you have an allergy? Order a conclusive allergy testing kit today to find out for sure.