What is AllerDetect?
AllerDetect is a new, comprehensive dry blood spot
diagnostic test for both IgE allergies and IgG+C3D food
What is IgE?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) are antibodies produced by the
immune system. If you have an allergy, your immune
system overreacts to an allergen by producing IgE
antibodies that cause allergic reactions
Why can't I test myself?
Testing is a simple process and kits can be completed at home, however the test must be ordered by a medical professional who will use the reporting to complement a formal diagnosis.
What test panels are available?
There are 3 separate test panels for dietary, environmental, and a combination of both.
Additionally, we offer a venom/insect panel.
Is this covered by insurance?
Most extended health coverage will cover allergy testing.
Please check with your insurance provider.
Why do I need to discuss the results with my Healthcare
AllerDetect provides thorough empirical data relating to
the diagnostic of IgE allergies.
To properly use the report. patient history and symptoms
should be taken in conjunction with report consultation by
a healthcare provider.
Where can I get the test done?
AllerDetect is offered across Canada, Australia and New
Zealand. Your healthcare provider can contact us directly
for complementary collections kits.
At what age can a person be tested?
Allergy testing can be preformed at any age.
What is the difference between Allergy and Sensitivity tests?
Allergy testing from AllerDetect or Scratch Testing indicates damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, animal dander, a particular food, moulds, or dust mite, to which it has become hypersensitive. Close contact with a very small amount of some allergens such as peanut and venom can potentially trigger a life-threatening reaction in some instances.
Food sensitivity testing results can pinpoint offending foods that can cause intestinal gas, painful abdominal cramping or diarrhea through inflammation. While the symptoms of a food intolerance or sensitivity may cause extreme discomfort, they are confined to the gastrointestinal tract and are generally not life-threatening.
How long to get my results?
Once the blood sample has been received, results generally take 10 business days to be released.
What is the cost?
Allerdetect prices depend on the number of allergens being tested for, and are a complete test (IgE). Recent clinical research
warns that lower priced IgG "only" tests often include false positives and are of little clinical value.