Allergies are a significant trigger of hay fever, food sensitivity, eczema and asthma. The only way to know if you are suffering from an allergy is to take an allergy test.
Although you can get some allergy tests on the NHS, many people prefer to order an at-home allergy test kit because it is easier and faster than waiting for a referral from your Doctor.
This test will tell whether the level of allergy-related antibodies in your blood are in the normal range or higher than usual so that you can find the answer to whether your symptoms are allergy-related or not.
But, how exactly do home allergy test kits work?
In this post, we will talk you through taking a home allergy test, from ordering your test kit to interpreting your results. At Fit2FlyTest, we offer a range of home test kits, so read on to find out everything you need to know about our at-home allergy test.
How do I order a home allergy test kit?
You can order an Allergy Test kit from the Fit2Fly website.
Our allergy test uses a pair of antibodies that specifically detect IgE antibodies. IgE antibodies are produced by people with allergies when they react to allergens present in the air they breathe come into contact with on the skin or in the foods they eat or drink.
The allergy test contains everything you need to take the finger prick allergy blood test at home. You can order before 2 pm for same-day dispatch, and your kit should arrive within 1 – 2 delivery days via Royal Mail tracked. Free shipping is available on all orders.
How do I take an Allergy Test at home?
Once you have received your allergy test, it is time to complete the testing procedure. Our allergy test kit box contains comprehensive instructions and all of the equipment you will need to take the test, including:
- 1 test device
- One plastic pipette
- One small bottle containing 1ml of diluent
- Two sterile lancets
- One alcohol pad
- An instruction leaflet
You will also need a watch or clock with a second hand or timer and a clean tissue.
Then all you need to do is follow the instructions carefully to complete the test.
How do I get my allergy test results?
You can interpret your allergy test results after 10 minutes. Do not interpret them after 15 minutes.
If two coloured lines appear in the window under the marks T (Test) and C (Control), your blood sample contains high levels of IgE antibodies.
If only one coloured line appears under the C (Control) mark, your blood sample contains normal levels of IgE antibodies.
If there is no line under the C (Control) mark, the test is invalid, and the results cannot be interpreted.
Can the allergy test results be incorrect?
If the allergy test instructions are carefully followed, the results will be accurate.
If the allergy test gets wet before the test is performed, or the wrong amount of blood or diluent is added, the results may be incorrect.
What should I do if I get a positive result on my at-home allergy test?
If the allergy test result is positive, you should seek further tests from your Doctor to identify what is triggering your allergic reaction.
You no longer need to live with uncertainty about your possibly allergic reaction symptoms – now you can get precise results at home. Order a home allergy test kit from Fit2FlyTest today for fast, reliable answers that will help you take control of your health.
A simple and reliable finger prick blood spot health check that shows if your allergy antibody levels (Immunoglobulin E) are normal or high.
- Results available ‘on the spot’ within minutes
- Confirmatory Laboratory certificate straight to your patient portal
- Free shipping
- NHS – Allergies
- Mayo Clinic – Allergies
- Allergy UK – About Allergy