Allergy General Self-test
With the Allergy General Self-test you can easily find out if you suffer from allergies. It does not matter what you think you are allergic to, the Allergy General Self-Test only finds out if there is an allergy.
This test offers a simple and hygienic way to test whether you have an increased risk of an allergy.
The General Allergy Self-Test investigates whether antibodies, called immunoglobulin (IgE), are present in the test person's blood. A high level of IgE means an increased risk of an allergy.
To use this self-test, only a little blood has to be taken in a hygienic way. The blood cells are then separated from the blood plasma and then the test fluid is added to activate the test.
After a few moments you will get a negative (no increased risk of allergy) or a positive (increased risk of allergy) rash.
The allergy test can be done at any time and you do not have to have an allergic reaction at the time of the test. It is also not necessary that you have to stop taking any medication to take the allergy test.
Content Allergy General Self-test
- 1 Allergy General Self-test test cassette
- 1 sterile lancet
- 1 collection tube
- 1 dropper bottle with test liquid
- 1 patch
- 1 leaflet
Use Allergy General Self-test
- Remove the self-test from the package and place it on a flat surface.
- Carefully wash your hands with soap and rinse well with water.
- Dry your hands with a clean towel.
- Take the sterile lancet, unscrew the cap and remove the cap.
- Place the lancet on top of one of your fingers.
- Press the button on the lancet until you hear a click and feel a pinch.
- Set the lancet to one side and massage the finger that you pricked from the bottom to the top.
- Make sure a large drop of blood is formed on your finger.
- Place the collection tube horizontally against the drop of blood so that it is absorbed.
- Fill the collection tube up to the indicated line.
- Insert the small end of the tube into the sample recess of the test cassette.
- Press the end of the collection tube so that all the blood enters the sample recess.
- Hold the bottle with test liquid upright and cut off the top end of the bottle.
- Pour the entire contents of the bottle into the large circle. This is located under the sample recess.
- Wait 10 minutes.
- Pick up the test cassette and keep it horizontal.
- Pull the blue slider until you hear a click. The function indicator changes from blue to white.
- Place the test cassette back on the flat surface.
- Wait another 20 minutes.
- Read the test results.
An allergic reaction
When the body registers substances that pose a health hazard, it takes action by making antibodies. These antibodies then ensure the removal of the harmful substances.
With an allergic reaction, the body reacts excessively to the presence of certain substances that often do not pose a threat to health (allergens).
Immunoglobulin is one of the antibodies that the body uses to clean up a substance. Under the influence of IgE, the body is encouraged to make histamine available, among other things. Histamine and the other released substances cause the blood vessels to dilate, the heart to beat more slowly and the airways to narrow.
The symptoms of an allergic reaction are often more than annoying and differ greatly per allergy and per person. Symptoms that can occur are:
- Running nose
- Stuffy nose
- Tearing eyes
- Itchy eyes