Remote testing – Allergy testing from the comfort of your own home

allergy testing from the comfort of your own home

Remote testing – Allergy testing from the comfort of your own home

When something is wrong with your body, finding out what it is can be stressful. Some people have iatrophobia: a legitimate fear of doctors. Some people are frightened of what they might find out if they visit the doctor. But something that seems disproportionately true to British culture is that we don’t want to be a bother. Which is bad since allergies are seemingly on the rise in the UK.

However, what may seem like a trivial matter now can develop into something dangerous if left without medical intervention. The fact remains that medical professionals could save more than 11,500 lives every year if people were more willing to seek help when they first experienced symptoms of an illness.

When it comes to allergies, finding out what you are allergic to is essential to keep you safe. But, testing may also reveal whether the symptoms you are experiencing are a result of an allergy, or whether they point to another illness. This could save your life. To make these test accessible to as many people as possible, and answer any questions you have, you can now apply for remote allergy testing.

What is remote testing?

Remote testing refers to an allergy test which you carry out in the comfort of your home. The process is fast, effective, and practical, and you don’t have to leave the house. This is an excellent option for those who live far from a reputable allergy centre.

You collect a blood sample, using the detailed instructions provided, and send it to the laboratory for testing. These allergy tests can identify 112 different allergies, including food allergies, which are a common concern for those experiencing symptoms of a food allergy or intolerance.

How does it work?

The first step is requesting an allergy test. Once you pay for your test, it takes about 10 minutes to complete a symptoms questionnaire online. The inquiry aims to find out what symptoms you are experiencing. That way our consultants have all the information needed to create accurate judgements.

Your allergy testing kit is sent to your house using the information you provide to us online. You will receive an email which contains detailed instructions on how to use the testing kit, how to collect the small blood sample required, and how to get your sample back to us. You mail it back to us using a prepaid envelope, and our lab technicians take it from there.

What are your options?

Remote testing is a safe, straightforward way to take the first steps towards bettering your health. Gaining control over your allergies means you’ll be able to live your life stress-free because you’ll know what allergens to avoid and you learn the best ways to do so. It also allows you to start effective treatments to reduce or rid you of your symptoms and get your life back.

If you are uncomfortable taking a blood sample yourself, you can still book an appointment to have an allergy test in person. Or you can fill out the symptoms questionnaire online. Then you take your remote testing kit to one of our qualified nurses in specified locations who will take the sample for you. Then you post your sample to the lab as usual. These two options are the only ones available for children who must have their blood sample taken by a medical professional. All that is left to do after this is wait for us to contact you with your results in approximately one week.

Remote testing helps save lives. Even if you are only experiencing mild symptoms, you still need an allergy test to ensure you live a safe, stress-free life, and check your symptoms aren’t due to another illness. To request a remote allergy test with the London Allergy and Immunology Centre, click here. Or, book an appointment with one of our consultants.

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