As your trusted medical diagnostics partner, Anchor BioResearch offers the medical community an alternative means of diagnosing allergy in a timely manner and at a significantly lower cost than has traditionally been available. We’re proud to present an expansive and effective test menu of the most common allergens encountered in our lives.
COMPREHENSIVE FOOD and ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGY TEST
Not so long ago people, including many children, were subjected to hundreds of needle pricks containing different possible allergens to determine which ones caused the strongest reactions. Research conducted in the 1970s has found that when the body experiences sensitivity or an allergy to a substance it produces antibodies that are specific to the allergen, called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and these can be measured in the blood. A simple blood draw can look for the specific antibodies to hundreds of substances using only one needle.
Used as part of an initial allergy evaluation, the information obtained allows optimal patient management by avoiding unnecessary and costly referrals of non-allergic patients, while allergic patients can be treated sooner and more effectively.