NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
Allergy Test Inhalants IgG (16 Allergens)
Do you have allergies to inhalants?
The IgG inhalants allergy test is a simple test that you can do at your home or office. The test includes testing for 16 common airborne allergens by checking each allergen against your body’s IgG antibodies.
The Allergy Inhalants Test
The allergy inhalants test is a simple test that can be done right near your home or office. Testing for airborne allergens is really important and can help to bring a great deal of relief once the allergic inhalants are found. The test includes:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
How The Allergy Test Works
The IgG inhalant allergy test offers a useful tool for detecting the inhalants causing delayed allergic responses to inhalants. The IgG inhalants allergy test is measuring the IgG antibodies primarily found circulating in all bodily fluids, this test is ideal for airborne allergy reactions that don’t occur immediately. IgG antibodies are very important in fighting bacterial and viral infections. IgG antibodies are the only type of antibody that can cross the placenta in a pregnant woman to help protect her baby (fetus). This test allows you to identify possible allergens as per the allergen list below.
The IgG test will not identify acute immediate food allergies, that occur about or immediately after exposure to the food allergens such as within a few minutes to a few hours, if you have immediate reactions see the IgE inhalants test instead.
It is recommended that IgG inhalant allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.
Which Inhalants Are Tested?
In this allergy test there are 16 common inhalant allergens that are tested these include:
Grasses: Bahia, Bermuda, Johnson, Perennial Rye, Smooth Brome, Sweet Vernal, Timothy; Moulds: Alternaria tenuis, Aspergillus fumigatus, Cladosporium herbarum, Penicillium notatum; Other: Cat dander, Cockroach, Dog dander, Dust mite, House dust
Common Allergy Symptoms
- Irritable Bowel
- Sinus Problems
- Reactions to foods and substances
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.