Canine Allergy Tests

Serological tests you can trust

We develop and manufacture our own tests to rigorous quality control standards, ensuring that we provide serology results you can trust.

 

  • Simple to use and easy to interpret
  • No need to withdraw from most medications
  • Less invasive and more time efficient than intradermal tests
  • Results in as little as 2-4 days
  • Highly specific assays, using monoclonal antibodies for IgE detection
  • Unique CCD blocker included within canine & feline environmental serological assays to prevent and remove N-linked glycan IgE binding
  • Evidence-based tests with excellent reproducibility
  • Supported by numerous peer-reviewed publications
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Avacta Allergy + Complete Environmental & Food

Environmental Test

 

By measuring serum IgE antibodies, this test is designed to help identify environmental allergens for avoidance and select those for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

Serological testing enables you to provide additional management and therapeutic options (such as ASIT) for allergy cases. Only by identifying relevant allergens are you able to offer all long-term solutions.

 

Allergens:

 

  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Mites and fleas
  • Dander
  • Moulds

 

Malassezia IgE is also now included in all of our canine environmental panels.

 

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial – using our serology test can help select which foods to use for the trial.

 

This test measures IgG and IgE antibodies against food allergens, and is designed to assist in the selection of novel foods or commercial hydrolysed diets for an elimination diet trial.

 

Why test?

 

  • Simple results scores aid owner understanding
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance
  • Increases the chance of a successful diet trial

 

Allergens:

 

  • Mammalian, avian and fish proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vegetables

Avacta Allergy + Environmental

Environmental Test

 

By measuring serum IgE antibodies, this test is designed to help identify environmental allergens for avoidance and select those for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

Serological testing enables you to provide additional management and therapeutic options (such as ASIT) for allergy cases.

Only by identifying relevant allergens are you able to offer all long-term solutions.

 

Allergens:

 

  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Mites and fleas
  • Dander
  • Moulds

Avacta Allergy + Food

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial – using our serology test can help select which foods to use for the trial.

 

This test measures IgG and IgE antibodies against food allergens, and is designed to assist in the selection of novel foods or commercial hydrolysed diets for an elimination diet trial.

 

Why test?

 

  • Simple results scores aid owner understanding
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance
  • Increases the chance of a successful diet trial

 

Allergens:

 

  • Mammalian, avian and fish proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vegetables

Avacta Allergy Screens

Allergy Screening

 

Avacta Allergy Screens are a cost effective solution if you suspect allergic disease. Using the same ELISA based technology as our allergy tests, the results will show you either a positive or a negative result to the mixed allergen panels. You can then go on to expand any positive results to investigate further.

 

This provides an economic method of work-up and an excellent precursor to allergen-specific immunotherapy treatment.

Avacta Secondary Infection

Staphylococcus IgE

 

Serological IgE testing can help identify cases where Staphylococcus is acting as an allergen.

 

A positive IgE response may indicate a hypersensitivity, and in such cases case you will often see a clinical response disproportionate to the number of organisms found on the dog’s skin.