Milk allergy self-test: MilkCHECK

 22,95  18,97 ex. VAT

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MilkCHECK© IgE Allergy Test is a simple, safe and accurate way to detect high levels of allergy antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) to milk protein in the blood. High levels of IgE are associated with increased susceptibility to allergy.

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MilkCHECK© IgE Allergy Test is a simple, safe and accurate way to detect high levels of allergy antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) to milk protein in the blood. High levels of IgE are associated with increased susceptibility to allergy. The test requires only a small amount of blood obtained hygienically and with minimal discomfort. MilkCHECK© results have been proven to compare well to laboratory tests, but no single method to diagnose allergy is completely accurate. A parent should perform the test on children under 16 years old. The test can be used at any time of the year. You do not need to be having an allergic reaction at the time of testing. It is not necessary to stop any medication before using this product.

Performance:

  • Detection limit 0.7 U/mL
  • Sensitivity 92.30 %
  • Specificity >99.00 %
  • Accuracy > 99 %

Contents of the package:

  • 1 test cassette in sealed pouch
  • 1 transfer pipette
  • 1 diluent bottle
  • 1 safety lancet
  • 1 alcohol swab
  • 1 bandage
  • 1 desiccant sachet
  • 1 instruction manual (English)

Also needed, not supplied in this package:

  • 1 timer
  • 1 clean tissue

High levels of IgE can be a useful indicator of the risk of allergy but a high level of IgE, by itself, will not definitely indicate that you are at a high risk of suffering or developing allergies*. It is important that you have or have had allergy symptoms for a positive result to be significant. Neither can normal levels completely rule out a risk of suffering or developing allergies in the future. Some people can have abnormally high IgE levels but may not suffer obvious symptoms. They may be able to cope through the presence of protective antibodies (IgG), or they rarely come into contact with the offending allergen that could trigger their symptoms. However, they may still develop symptoms in later life. If you have rheumatoid disease (arthritis) it should be noted that very weak positive results may be observed even if you do not have an allergy.

* It is important that once you confirm you have a food allergy you seek medical advice. You should not attempt to check your sensitivity by eating a food you suspect may be causing the problem. Similarly, avoidance of common foods such as milk should only take place after consultation with a dietician or your doctor as unnecessary avoidance of these foods can lead to nutritional deficiencies.