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Prima Home Allergy Test – Detects raised levels of IgE

£10.89

Do you have any of the following symptoms.

  • Redness on the skin
  • Rash
  • Lacrimation
  • Repetitive sneezing

If YES then you may need to carry out a basic allergy test.

The test can be performed at any time, but not in subjects younger than 15 years, as the test sensitivity was adjusted on an adult population.

For more information about allergies click here.

SKU: PRALLERGY Category:

Product Description

Allergies

1. OPEN
Tear the protective pouch (from the notch) and only get out the device and the pipette. Dispose of the small desiccant bag. Push the orange small rod into the body of the lancet until hearing a CLICK indicating the device is activated. Be careful not to push the trigger because the needle can come out too early.
2. LANCET
Remove the orange rod by turning it on the left or on the right.
3. PRICK
Strongly press the extremity of the lancet on the part of the finger which is cleaned with alcohol in order to obtain a very good contact. Press on the trigger button. The tip retracts automatically and safely after use.
4. BLOOD
Keeping the hand down and massage the end that was stung to obtain a blood drop.
5. PIPETTE
Without pressing the pipette bulb, put it in contact with the drop. The blood migrates into the pipette through the capillarity to the line indicated on the pipette. You may massage again your finger to obtain more blood if the line is not reached. As far as possible, avoid of air bubbles.
6. TEST
Put the blood collected with the pipette into the sample well of the device, by pressing on the pipette bulb.
7. WAIT
Wait for the blood totally being dispensed in the well. Using the dropper bottle, add 5 drops of diluent into the sample well of the device. READ THE RESULT AFTER 10 MINUTES. DO NOT READ THE RESULT AFTER 15 MINUTES. The intensity of the line colour does not have any importance for the interpretation of the test result.
8. POSITIVE RESULT
Two coloured lines appear in the window under the marks T (Test) and C (Control). The intensity of the line T may be clearer than the intensity of the line C. This result means that the IgE antibodies level in blood is higher than the norm. You should consult a doctor as you may suffer from an allergy or from an allergic predisposition.
9. NEGATIVE RESULT
Only one coloured line appears under the mark C (Control). This result means that the IgE antibodies level in blood is normal and that there is no allergy sensitivity.

 

Many experts agree that modern lifestyles have contributed to the increase in the prevalence of allergies, with key factors including pollution of the atmosphere, diets high in fats and low in fruit and vegetables and warm, well insulated homes, which encourage house dust mites. Another important factor may be the lack of exposure to childhood diseases, which may cause our immune systems to seek other agents to “attack”- i.e. allergens. Allergic reactions can range in severity from common cold like symptoms to life threatening anaphylactic shock. Sufferers may be unaware that allergies are triggering their symptoms.

How likely am I to have an allergy?

You are more at risk of allergies if :

  • You have parents with allergies, asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • You had childhood eczema.
  • You have had any previous allergy reactions or symptoms.
  • Your doctor has diagnosed you with asthma, eczema, hayfever or food allergy.

What symptoms are associated with allergies?

Symptoms that are associated with allergies could include any of the following:

  • Eczema
  • Itchy, blocked, runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, sore/red or watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itching and/or swelling of the lips, tongue and face
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Dry, itchy throat or tongue
  • Itchy skin or a rash
  • Headache
  • General malaise
  • Anaphylactic shock

For more information on specific allergies click here.

Additional Information

Weight .2 g

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Istruzioni per l’uso – Italiano
Instructions of use – English