The Allergy Test

During your first visit in AllergyCare® we will take blood from you for the allergen microchip-test in our laboratory. In your second visit you will meet the specialist best suited for your complaints who will initiate the individual therapeutic measures.

A) 112 different allergen molecules are spotted on the allergen microchip, among them most important allergens from pollen, house dust mites and foods. Your blood sample will be pipetted onto the microchip.

B) If your blood contains IgE immunoglobulins (RED) against an allergen (BLUE), they will recognize it on the microchip. The ound IgE is visualized by a fluorescent detection system (YELLOW).

C) In the laser light only those allergen spots light up which are recognized by your IgE. The more IgE you have, the brighter the spots and the higher your risk for clinical allergy.

D) The allergen microchip helps to detect crossreactivity. For instance, IgE to birch pollen may also cross-react to similar molecules in apple or hazelnut. Besides the pollen allergy you may then experience sensations in mouth or lips when eating an apple or hazelnut.