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Utilising world renowned Macro Array Diagnostics technology for gold standard allergy testing

In an over-complicated world full of allergens, a simple blood test can identify over 300 possible causes of allergy, to help you make more considered choices.



Allergy Testing

ALEX2 Allergy Explorer Testing: £395

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Who are Macro Array Diagnostics?

Macro Array Diagnostics are a Vienna-based MedTech company.  They develop, produce and distribute tests, instruments and software for allergy and intolerance diagnostics, and research applications. Their products allow flexible, reliable and affordable sensitisation profiling of each patient.


What is the difference between standard allergy testing and ALEX2 Allergy Explorer testing?

ALEX2 Allergy Explorer is the first test in the world that can rapidly and reliably test for up to 300 allergens simultaneously. One blood sample is all that is needed to carry out a comprehensive analysis, making it a valuable diagnostic tool for the assessment of complex cases.

ALEX2 Allergy Explorer uses a multi-parameter allergy diagnostic method covering almost all globally relevant allergens in a single laboratory test.  Molecular allergology (MA) is being increasingly used in clinical settings worldwide, providing enhanced diagnostic depth in addition to conventionally extract-based specific IgE (sIgE) testing.


What does the ALEX2 Allergy Explorer test for?

The ALEX2 Allergy Explorer has a test panel of almost 300 allergens.  These include more than 150 allergen extracts and more than 100 molecular allergens –  pollen, mold (including Malassezia sympodialis), fungus associated with atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases, mites, pets, insects and a range of foods.  The full range of allergens tested for can be found here.

Supplemented with total IgE, ALEX® can cover over 99% of the need for routine allergy diagnosis.  This ground breaking testing method gives allergy patients comprehensive information about the status of their condition, and allows their health professional to better define their individual IgE profile and, in certain cases, improve the identification of their therapeutic strategy, particularly in food allergies.


How do I organise ALEX2 Allergy Explorer testing through The Men’s Health Clinic?

You can contact clinic to make your appointment, it will take no longer than 15 minutes to have your blood drawn and no fasting is required.  Alternatively, we can send you a blood test kit and recommend a nationwide clinic service with locations all over the UK where you can take your kit to have your blood sample drawn.  They charge £45 for this service.

You will receive your comprehensive test results by email within five working days.


Where can I find further information?

Further patient information on this unique unique allergy testing system can be found here.  An example lab report can also be found here.

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