This allergy test includes four combined analyzes that measure the most commonly occurring allergens from dogs and cats as well as horses and cows.
If you suspect that you may be allergic to horses, dogs, cows or cats and experience symptoms that can be related to such an allergy, such as a runny nose, sneezing, cough, asthma or skin rashes, our allergy test through a blood test can demonstrate if your levels of IgE antibodies are high. An elevated concentration of IgE antibodies outside the reference value indicate an allergy to the allergen from one or more of these fur animals.
A fur allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in the skin, saliva or urine of fur animals such as cats, dogs or horses. When a person who is allergic to fur or hypersensitive comes into contact with these proteins, it can trigger an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy and red eyes, cough and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing or skin rash. Although it is called fur allergy, it is not the fur itself that causes the allergy, but often the allergenic proteins found on the fur animal's skin (dander), but also in saliva and urine.
Allergens are substances that can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive people. When a person with an allergy comes into contact with an allergen, the immune system reacts. You can read more about each allergen and IgE antibodies under markers below to gain more insight into what is measured and which symptoms can be expressed in fur allergy.
Your test results are reported for each specific allergen (allergy marker) included. The allergy test should not be confused with common allergy panels where you do not see which specific allergen you may have a hypersensitivity to or are allergic to.
It is important to note that an allergy test cannot detect or rule out an allergy 100%, the analysis can be used as a supplement to your possible symptoms and disease picture.
Allergens from animals are some of the most common allergens that cause allergic reactions. The reason for the reaction is that allergen is secreted from the animal's skin cells, saliva, urine and the sebaceous glands, which cause the body's immune system to react.
It is important that you follow the specific instructions regarding fasting, time of sampling and any medications before you leave your sample. If there are specific indications for your test, you will find them above in the yellow information box. If you follow the steps below, you will be well prepared regardless of which test your sampling is for:
The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit. Here you can read our guidelines for leaving samples.
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Choose a health check or create your own by adding optional health tests to your cart. An e-referral is created and sent digitally to the sampling unit you have chosen.
Immediately after completing the purchase and receiving the order confirmation, you can leave samples at the selected reception. Your referral is valid for 5 months.
You will receive your test answers within 1-5 working days. The test results are displayed continuously after each completed analysis. When all the test results have been reported, you will receive an overall assessment by a doctor - valid when purchasing a health check.
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Within 1-5 working days you will receive your test results, these are reviewed and assessed by a doctor. In the event of significantly deviating test answers, you will be called. You can also make an appointment with a doctor for a personal review.
Put the health tests or health checks you want to buy in the shopping cart then go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment you will receive an order confirmation and your referral will be sent electronically to the sampling unit you have chosen and will be ready for your visit.Read more
We collaborate with Sweden's leading laboratories, Unilabs, Karolinska and Synlab, as well as sampling clinics at Encia so that you as a customer get the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs, Synlab and Karolinska.Read more
To create your own referral select the specific markers you want to test for in the shopping cart. When you complete your purchase, a separate referral is created based on your choices.Read more
It usually takes 1-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received.Read more