Feline Allergy Tests

SEROLOGICAL ALLERGY TESTS FOR CATS

Our ELISA based serology tests can detect allergen-specific IgE against 49 different allergens. You can find all of our allergens listed in our allergen list below.

 

Our feline allergy tests:

 

  • Provide clear, easily interpreted results in a visual format that can be shared with owners
  • Require withdrawal from fewer medications prior to testing and are less invasive and more time efficient compared to intradermal testing
  • Boast a quick standard turnaround times of 2-4 days
  • Include highly specific assays, using monoclonal antibodies for IgE detection
  • Incorporate a unique CCD blocker included within the environmental serological assays to prevent and remove N-linked glycan IgE binding
  • Have been supported by numerous peer-reviewed publications
  • Are evidence-based tests with excellent reproducibility

 

Please click on the Expand section  below to explore each test further.

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Avacta Allergy + Complete Environmental & Food

Environmental Test

 

By measuring allergen-specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, the Avacta Allergy+™ test can help to identify environmental allergens for both allergen avoidance purposes and to select 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 as part of an effective, management programme for this life-long condition.

 

Allergens:

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

 

 

 

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial. Using the Avacta Allergy+™ food test can help identify which foods are the most appropriate to use for the food trial.

 

This test measures allergen-specific 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 in a clear visual format help owner understanding
  • Aids in the selection of foods suitable for an elimination diet
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance

 

Allergens:

  • Mammalian, avian and fish proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vegetables

 

Additional resources to support you and your clients when conducting a diet trial can be found in the ‘Resources’ section of the Practice Portal.

Dandelion flower releasing seeds
Food allergens can include salmon, milk and eggs

Avacta Allergy + Environmental

Environmental Test

 

By measuring allergen-specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, the Avacta Allergy+™ environmental test can help to identify environmental allergens for both allergen avoidance purposes and to select 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 as part of an effective, management programme for this life-long condition.

 

Allergens:

  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Mites and fleas
  • Dander
  • Moulds
Dandelion flower releasing seeds

Avacta Allergy + Food

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial. Using the Avacta Allergy+™ food test can help identify which foods are the most appropriate to use for the food trial.

 

This test measures allergen-specific 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 in a clear visual format help owner understanding
  • Aids in the selection of foods suitable for an elimination diet
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance

 

Allergens:

  • Mammalian, avian and fish proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vegetables

 

Additional resources to support you and your clients when conducting a diet trial can be found in the ‘Resources’ section of the Practice Portal.

Food allergens can include salmon, milk and eggs

Avacta Allergy + Screens

Allergy Screening

 

Avacta Allergy+™ Screens provide 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 single positive or a negative result to each mixed allergen panel. You can then investigate further if desired, by expanding any positive allergen panel result to gain individual allergen results.

 

This provides an economic method for allergen identification and, following expansion of positive panel results, is an excellent precursor to allergen-specific immunotherapy treatment.

Close-up of grass, a common animal allergen