From food allergies to insect allergies, allergies affect approximately one in four people every day in the United Kingdom. Although many individuals are aware of their allergies as they often arise in childhood, it is not uncommon to develop later in life. If you have reason to believe that an allergy is impairing your day-to-day life, it's in your best interest to undergo allergy testing.
Allergy testing is the process in which tests are conducted to measure the number of antibodies in the blood that the immune system has produced in response to an allergen. To determine whether you have an allergy, you will be required to have a blood test. Your blood sample will then be sent to our lab to be analysed to determine whether any allergens are present. Upon receiving the blood tests, one of our private GPs will contact you to discuss the results and provide you with information to ensure that you know how your allergy may impact your life.
Here at MUMs, we offer the following private allergy testing services;
If you are worried that you have developed an allergy to a certain food, insect or material, and want to find out what to avoid then an allergy test could help you do that. With this in mind, taking advantage of our allergy testing services will benefit you as you will come to understand whether symptoms that arise upon consuming certain foods, for example, are related to an allergy.
The cost of our private allergy testing depends on the number of allergies that you wish to be tested for. For example, the price of a single allergen test costs £60. These particular tests will determine whether you have an allergy to a specific substance. However, you may wish to take advantage of our UK profile allergy test which will show your allergen or intolerance of foods such as cod, cow's milk, egg white, peanut, soya bean and wheat. Also included in this test is cocksfoot, meadow fescue, meadow rye, timothy, cat dander, latex and house dust mite.
This test costs £220.
For children under 16 years old, you will need to book in with our specialist consultant paediatrician for a consultation and allergy testing. The cost of a consultation with the paediatrician is £230.00 plus the cost of the test.
Although allergy testing is available on the NHS, private allergy testing ensures that you are aware of any allergies you may have within as little as two days. If you suspect that you may have developed an allergy, contact us today on 0121 704 2669 or on our contact us page for private allergy testing needs.