Diagnosing allergy

A proper allergy diagnosis requires a thorough physical examination including a complete clinical history. All other known causes of itching must be ruled out before atopy can be diagnosed. When other triggers of the symptoms can be ruled out, allergy testing should be the next step.

The anamnesis should also include an understanding of the sleeping area (floor covering, pillows, blankets, etc.), the food (food allergy), the presence of other animals (sensitivity for epithelium) and the vegetation in the patient’s indoor and outdoor environment. The effect of previously prescribed treatments may also generate valuable information.

Artuvetrin® Serum Test

We offer the Artuvetrin Serum Test Screening and Artuvetrin Serum Test Detailed Allergy Panel. The screening test determines if allergen-specific IgE antibodies are present, without specifying the individual outcome for each of the allergens tested. Based on the result, a breakdown of the individual allergens can be requested – Artuvetrin Serum Test Detailed Allergy Panel.

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Artuvetrin® Skin Test

The Artuvetrin Skin Test determines to which substances a dog is allergic, by injecting small amounts of different allergens in the pet’s skin. Subsequently, it is possible to evaluate whether or not a local reaction develops at the site of the injection.

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Artuvetrin® Food Reactivity Test

IgE and IgG for 20 different ingredients

Although not diagnostic, combined assays of food specific IgE and IgG, represent a useful tool to identify a suitable composition for an elimination diet, when attempting to diagnose and manage a suspected adverse food reaction.