Friend or Foe

$700.00 (w/o GST), $749.00 (w/ GST)

MEDICAL/ CLINICAL EXAMINATION

Allergy Screening for 59 of the most common allergies.

Ah-chooooooo…… ever encounter a situation of runny nose, hives, swollen and watery eyes with no apparent cause or suspect in sight? You may be suffering from an allergy. Allergies are your body’s reaction to a normally harmless substance such as pollen, molds, animal dander, latex, certain foods and insect stings. Allergic reactions can range from common symptoms such as itchy eyes or fatigue, to more sever and even life-threatening conditions such as asthma attacks and anaphylactic shock.

Worldwide, allergic rhinitis, or more commonly know as hay fever, affects between 10% and 30 % of the population.1 Findings from a 2009 to 2010 study of 38,480 children (infant to 18) indicated that 8% have a food allergy.2

Allergies are particularly common in children. While some go away as a child gets older, many are lifelong and becomes a chronic condition.

Adults can develop allergies to things they were not previously allergic to.
Most people live with their symptoms and either suffer or avoid situations needlessly. Simple tests are now available to identify the causes accurately to help better manage allergies and improve the quality of life.

1 World Health Organization. White Book on Allergy 2011-2012 Executive Summary. By Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Prof. Giorgio Walkter Canonica, MD, Prof. Stephen T. Holgate, BSc, MD, DSc, FMed Sci and Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD.

2 Gupta, R, et al. The Prevalence, Severity and Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States. Pediatrics 2011; 10.1542/ped.2011-0204.

LABORATORY/BLOOD TESTS

Dust Mites

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Dermatophagoides farina

Animals Epidermals/Danders

Cat
Dog
Hamster

Milk

Cow’s milk
Goat’s Milk

Fungi

Cladosporium herbarium
Aspergillus fumigatus
Alternaria alternate

Seafood

Blue crab
Squid
Crab
Oyster
Shrimp (pacific)

Milk Component

nBos d4 α-lactalbumin
nBos d5 β-lactoglobulin
nBos d8 Casein

Pollen

Johnson grass
Bermuda grass
Timothy grass
Mugwort

Fish

Codfish
Tuna
Salmon

Egg Component

nGal d2 Ovalbumin (Egg white)
nGal d1 Ovvomucoid (Egg white)

Insect (Cockroaches)

Cockroach (American)
Cockroach (German)

Meat

Pork
Beef
Chicken

Fruits

Apple
Kiwi
Banana
Peach
Avocado

Nuts

Cashew nuts
Hazelnut
Almond

Grains

Wheat Flour
Maize Flour Rice
Gluten

Vegetables

Garlic
Onion
Celery
Tomato
Coconut

Seeds and legumes

Sesame
Mustard seed
Pea
Peanut
Soybean

Others

Baker’s yeast

Peanut Component

rAra h2 (Peanut)
rAra h9 (peanut)

FULL MEDICAL REPORT & REVIEW