About Allergy screen (antibiotics)
What is the Allergy Screen (Antibiotics)?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a type of antibody typically produced by the immune system to protect against pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Some people have a hyperactive immune system, which produces IgE in response to certain antibiotics. This process mistakes harmless molecules for pathogens, causing a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if the antibiotics are administered. Allergies are thought to affect over 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point during their lifetime.
Why take the test?
This test is to identify antibiotic allergies. It measures the levels of IgE in the blood, along with comprehensive screening for reactions to a variety of antibiotics.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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