Available allergens for in vivo diagnostic of type I allergies
Diagnostic products are used for an exact analysis of the triggering allergen. Unequivocal identifying of those allergens can sometimes be like detective work. Then often different diagnostic tests and the knowledge of an allergy specialist and are required HAL Allergy offers a portfolio with a wide range of in vivo diagnostics of type I allergies in different application forms. We have all country specific common allergens as diagnostic available to be tested.
Skin Prick Test
To detect sensitization to airborne allergens, a skin test, the so-called prick test, is usually used. Allergen extracts are placed on or in the skin to see if they cause an allergic reaction there, in the form of a wheal and redness. HAL Allergy offers ready for use prick test in a standardized boxes with dropper bottles for a comfortable one-handed usage.
In the provocation tests, the allergens are not applied to the skin, but directly to the organ, where the patient has his allergic complaints. These are mostly the mucous membranes of the nose, the lung or eyes. In contrast to the skin and blood tests, the provocation tests offer a decisive advantage: In practice, they can be used to simulate, as it were, a ‘natural allergen burden’. HAL Allergy offers ready for use diagnostic provocation testing solutions as spray or solutions to provoke the organ of allergic complaints.
The availability of each allergen can vary between the countries. For health care specialists your local contact person can give detailed information.