Allergy testing is used to determine allergies or intolerances to substances that can affect one’s general health. Allergies affect over 25% of the general population. At The London Skin and Hair Clinic we use the Alex2 Allergy Explorer Test which rapidly and reliably tests over 300 allergens simultaneously.
What is Allergy Testing?
Allergy testing is used by Dermatologists to identify substances which people have allergies or intolerances to. The Alex2 Allergy Explorer Test can test for over 300 allergens including pollen, mites, furry animals, insect venoms, mould and yeast fungi, food or latex.
At a Glance
- Guide Price: £400 plus Dermatology consultations.
- Frequency: Single test.
- Risk: No risk.
- Aftercare: Your Dermatologist may advise avoidance based on the results.
What is Involved in Allergy Testing?
A small amount of blood is taken, and this is sent to a specialist laboratory for analysis. They will provide a comprehensive report which covers over 300 substances. Blood for the test is taken on a Monday through Wednesday only in order to ensure it arrives at the laboratory prior to the weekend, for processing.
What aftercare is required?
No aftercare is required. Your Dermatologist may advise that you exclude or avoid substances which test positive for allergies.
What is the cost?
A Dermatology consultation is required prior to testing. The ALEX2 explorer profile has a charge of £400. Please note that not all private health insurers will cover the cost of this profile. BUPA do not cover the cost of this profile, patients have to purchase on a self-pay basis only.
Is there any preparation needed?
There is no preparation needed for the test, and no need to avoid any foods or drinks prior to having blood taken for the test.