in collaboration with Klarify.me
Do you suffer with allergies? Well, you’re not the only one. I have suffered with allergies for a long time, and I seem to know what the culprits are only based on what I have been keeping track of myself. I have been putting off taking an allergy test because frankly, it just hasn’t been a priority. It can sometimes be a hassle to pop over to see a specialist or even to ask the GP for a referral to the allergy nurse, but now that step can be skipped because there is such a thing as an at home allergy test.
We are collaborating with Klarfiy.me, specialists in home allergy testing to discuss a little bit about the benefits of doing at home allergy testing.
What is at home allergy testing and how does it work?
At home allergy testing is a simple way to find out what your body reacts negatively to. It is so simple to do and doesn’t take a lot of effort. With a little blood sample you can find out what may be ailing you so that you don’t have to suffer or second guess anymore. An at home allergy test comes in a kit for you to send a small blood sample to the lab for analysis.
The antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is tested as it plays a vital role in the allergic reactions that your body has to different substances. By identifying the IgE in your blood, the allergy testing kit analyses your body’s reaction to the allergens and can identify what you are sensitive to. One of the best things about the kit is that you can analyse up to 294 known allergens with a single test!
You can have everything from pollen, pet allergies, food, and even mould and yeast allergies tested. It’s a thorough testing that takes place and couldn’t be easier to do.
The at home allergy testing process
So? Once you decide that you are taking an at home allergy test, what happens next? Well, you will receive a kit like the one above (worth £149.00), which will include –
- a welcome card,
- a step by step guide,
- lancing device,
- alcohol wipes,
- transport tube,
- sample tube, and
- a prepaid return envelope.
Check out the step-by-step video
Once you send your sample to the lab you will get your results within 2 weeks in a comprehensive report. If you click on the image below you will be able to see a PDF sample of what your report will look like.
The report will show you a detailed description of the types of allergens that are tested and how you rate on the chart for each specific one. The website is detailed, so you will always be able to find more information as well. There are also contact details so you contact the support team should you have any queries at any step during the process.
After seeing all the details and how straightforward the process is I am definitely going to look into taking an at home allergy test!