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Allergy Tests

Venous Blood Tests

All of the following tests are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory, London.  You will be sent a blood testing kit in the post.  You need to ask for your blood sample to be taken at your GP surgery or by a local phlebotomist, which may incur an additional fee.  If you can get to The Doctor’s Laboratory at 76 Wimpole Street, London, they can take your blood, there.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday: 07.00am  to 7.00pm, Saturday: 09.00 to 5.00pm.  If you wish to use this service, you will be required to pay an additional fee which can be ordered below.

N.B. The prices stated below cover the cost of the test(s) and results, only. As a health screening company, we are unable to give advice on medical treatment, therefore, if you have an abnormal result, you will be advised to discuss your results with a doctor. However, we will provide diet and lifestyle suggestions, if appropriate, or recommend further sources of information

Allergy Test - UK & IRL Profile


Allergens Tested: Food Mix - Cod, Cows Milk, Egg White, Soya Bean, Peanut, Wheat;   Grass Mix - Cocksfoot, Meadow, Meadow Fescue, Rye, Timothy;  Other - Cat Dander, Cladosporum Herbarum, Dog Dander, House Dust Mite, Latex

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Eczema Provoking


Allergens Tested: Cat Dander, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fish Mix, Hazelnut, House Dust Mite, Milk, Peanut, Soya Bean

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Rhinitis Provoking


Allergens Tested: Birch, Cat Dander, Dog Dander, Egg White, Egg Yolk, House Dust Mite, Milk, Nettle, Peanut,Timothy Grass

Results usually available in 2 days

It is estimated that approximately one person in every four will have an allergy during their lifetime. The most common allergens are inhalants such as pollen, moulds and pet dander.  Other common allergens are chemicals in toiletries and household products, bee or wasp stings and foods such as eggs and nuts.  However, less than 2% of the population have a true food allergy, which is often confused with food intolerance. - see Food Intolerance Tests.

Pulse Health Screening offers a variety of allergy tests, some of which may be performed in your own home.  They check for the presence of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in your blood, which confirms an allergy.

Please Note:  You should not change your diet prior to the test.

An allergen is a substance which comes in contact with your body and causes a reaction such as sneezing, itchy skin, or wheezing.  In severe cases it may cause breathing difficulties or an anaphylactic shock where your body shuts down.  

The body’s immune system looks upon the allergen as an invader in a similar way to how it reacts to bacteria and viruses. The body produces antibodies to attack the allergen which causes the release of a substance called histamine.  It is histamine which leads to the allergic symptoms.

Allergy Test - Cereal


Allergens Tested: Barley, Oat, Rye, Wheat

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Antibiotics


Allergens Tested: Cefaclor, Penicillin G, Penicillin V

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Insects


Allergens Tested: Common Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Honey Bee, Paper Wasp,, Yellow Hornet, White Faced Hornet

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Shellfish


Allergens Tested: Clam, Crab, Crawfish/Crayfish, Lobster, Octopus, Prawns/Shrimp, Scallop, Squid

Results usually available in 2 days

Additional Allergens

If the above tests do not offer the allergen(s) you wish to be tested for, such as chemicals, spices, bacteria or drugs, you may find them listed on The Doctors Laboratory allergens webpage, here.

Each allergen costs £35.50 to test.  To arrange a test, click here to send an email, which should contain your name and the allergen(s) you wish to be tested for.  You will be sent a PayPal payment request email to pay for the test(s).  Once payment has been received, you will be sent a blood test kit.

Allergy Test - Nuts and Seeds


Allergens Tested: Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazel Nut, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Pumpkin Seed, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Walnut

Results usually available in 2 days

Allergy Test - Milk and Milk Proteins


Allergens Tested: Alpha-lactalbumin - milk proteins, Beta-lactalbumin - milk proteins, Casein - milk protein, Cow’s milk, Goat’s milk, Mare’s milk, Sheep’s milk, Whey (cow and ewe)

Results usually available in 2 days

Venepuncture Fee at TDL London


If you are able to get to London and wish to have your blood taken at The Doctors Laboratory in Wimpole Street, you can save £20.

(Only available for tests analysed at The Doctors Laboratory)
Finger Prick Blood Test

The Food & Environmental Allergy Test from YORKTEST will help you find out about your IgE reactions to foods and environmental factors from a simple finger prick blood sample. Tests IgE reactions to 23 foods and 19 environmental allergens

Food & Environmental Allergy Test


Allergens Tested: Foods: Egg white, Milk, Cod, Salmon, Crab, Shrimp, Meat mix (pork, beef, chicken, lamb), Wheat, Rice, Soy, Potato, Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond, Tomato, Carrot, Orange, Strawberry, Apple, Peach  Environmental: Birch, Hazelnut pollen, Olive, Cypress, Ash (European), Timothy grass, Rye, Bermuda grass, Bahia grass, Common ragweed, Mugwort, English plantain, Cat dander, Horse dander, Dog dander, House dust mites (D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae), Cockroach, Cladosporium herbarum More Information

Results usually available in 7 days

Save £90 with the Food & Environmental Allergy Test & Food Intolerance Bundle

** Please note that lab tests are temporarily on hold due to a family bereavement**  

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