Case history and physical examination is central in the diagnosis process but may alone lead to uncertain diagnoses. Many illnesses that display symptoms commonly associated with allergy have quite different etiologies and, therefore, different treatments. Allergy blood tests as a complement has been shown to increase the number of correct diagnoses i.e if the symptoms are actually due to allergy or not.
Improved disease management
With this information you can better target patient management (suitable treatment, avoidance advise) or if it is needed, continue to search for other causes of the symptoms. Consequently, patient well-being can be improved.
ImmunoCAP blood test* increases certainty in allergy diagnosis and helps rule out allergy.
- Decrease in patients with uncertain allergy diagnosis
from ~ 50% to ~10%
- Increase in patients diagnosed as non-allergic
from ~10% to ~ 50%
*In addition to case history and physical examination in primary care.
- Duran-Tauleria E. et al. The utility of specific immunoglobulin E measurements in primary care Allergy 2004; 59 (suppl 78):35-41
- Niggemann B. et al. Paediatric allergy diagnosis in primary care is improved by in vitro allergen-specific IgE testing. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2008; 19:325-331