“ I had been
sneezing for 10 years as regular as clockwork and had been using
anti-histamines and nasal steroids. Since I had Allergy tests and
treatment at HASS clinic my symptoms have been reduced tremendously.”
Vish. B (Ilford)
Immediate or Classical
Allergy testing is an IgE mediated reaction. Tests are for foods
The test can be a skin prick test or a blood test.
The tests are accurate and are standard tests used in Hospitals
and Allergy Clinics around the world. The results are reliable and
The patient needs to stop taking antihistamines
48 hours before a skin test. Otherwise the blood test would be more
appropriate. The skin test gives results in 30 minutes, the blood
test takes between one and two weeks and requires 5ml venous blood.
Our Nurse can take the blood at the Clinic.
skin, vomiting, swelling of lips and throat, hayfever symptoms,
asthmatic breathing, anaphylactic reactions, rhinitis,eczema and
Price for tests:
Skin Test for up to 12 foods
or inhalants and dietary consultation :
Blood test for 20 foods or inhalants and dietary consultation
Food Intolerance Testing or Delayed Reaction testing
is for reactions which may take place many hours or even days after
eating the suspect foods. It is IgG antibody mediated and is often
associated with chronic conditions.
The ELISA (Enzyme linked
immuno-sorbent assay) technique accurately measures the amount of
food specific IgG in the human blood against an extensive panel
of commonly eaten foods. Though the immunological mechanisms for
food intolerance have not been definitively characterised, they
are thought to include Type II hypersensitivity (antibody-dependent
cell damage) and Type III hypersensitivity (immune-complex disease).
Both mechanisms involve an IgG response, whether to cell surface
or circulating antigens, and invoke localised tissue damage and
immune complex deposition respectively. A very small amount of blood
is required. The results are normally available within two weeks.
Migraine, headaches, eczema, asthma, hyperactivity, arthritis, irritable
bowel syndrome, fatigue.
Price for tests:
40 food test and
dietary consultation : £148
93 food test and dietary consultation
Patients are advised on a rotation or avoidance
method of diet treatment so that ‘allergic’ foods are not troublesome
in the future.
Sensitivity to chemicals
such as fragrances, preservatives or metals such as Nickel
provoke a type IV delayed hypersensitivity. A skin patch test is
done. Results are available after 4 days.
dermatitis reactions, eczema and other dermatological conditions.
Patch skin test and consultation :
Additives, Antibiotics and Analgesic Sensitivity
are blood tests to see sensitivities to common chemicals. For more
Prices for tests:
Additive test :
Antibiotic and Analgesic test :