Now you can access the private Allergy Testing Service in Colchester at Dedham Pharmacy. The test will be carried out within the pharmacy. The results are provided during a follow-up consultation with one of our specially trained pharmacists. Book your allergy test now.
What is an allergic reaction?
An allergic reaction is an immune response by your body to a particular food or substance (allergen). Your body identifies a particular substance as harmful and initiates an immune response. It is not well understood why this happens. Usually, there is a family history of allergies or some health conditions such as asthma or eczema. With allergies being so common, there could be a large proportion of people who don’t know what allergens they react to.
How common are allergic reactions?
Allergic reactions are very common in the UK. It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults, 1 in 6 teenagers and 1 in 10 children are affected by allergies at some point in their lifetime. The number of people with allergies is increasing every year. One of the theories behind this increase in the number of allergies is that people are living in a cleaner and more hygienic environment so their immune systems come across fewer germs. When these individuals do come in contact with a harmful substance, their immune system produces an overreaction.
How does the allergy testing service work?
The private allergy testing service in Colchester is provided at Dedham Pharmacy. You will need to book an appointment online or call or visit the pharmacy. The pharmacy team is specially trained to carry out the allergy testing service. On your appointment day, a member of the pharmacy team will take a blood sample through a simple finger prick method. You will also be asked about your allergy history during this consultation. The blood sample is sent to the lab for analysis where it will be tested for reactions to 290+ allergens. The results can take up to two weeks to come. Once we have the results from the lab, a member of the pharmacy team will arrange a consultation for you with one of our pharmacists. The pharmacist will go over the test findings and where clinically appropriate, they will prescribe a suitable treatment for any allergies found.
How much does the allergy testing service cost?
At Dedham Pharmacy, we offer the allergy testing service at £190. This includes the initial consultation where we take a blood sample and a follow-up appointment where one of our pharmacists will go through the results of the test with you and prescribe a treatment where required and clinically appropriate.
Which allergen types are tested for in this allergy testing service?
This allergy testing service covers a broad and comprehensive range of allergens. All together our allergy testing service analyses the body’s reaction to 290+ allergen including:
-Moulds and yeasts (15)
-Insect stings (9)
How can I make a booking for an allergy testing service in Colchester?
To book your appointment for an allergy testing service at Dedham pharmacy in Colchester, you can use our online booking service. Alternatively, you can visit us in-store.If you require any information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For the latest information on allergies, you can visit the NHS website.