Essential Information about the Patris Health® Allergy Home Test
Often, based on the symptoms alone, it is impossible to determine whether an allergic reaction is occurring in the body. Symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, cough, skin redness, rashes, stomach problems etc. can be associated with various non-allergy conditions. Checking the level of IgE antibodies can help you determine if the cause of symptoms is an allergy.
- Intended use: Detection of IgE antibodies (Immunoglobulin E).
- For self-testing: No experience needed.
- Sample type: Finger capillary blood.
- Testing time: 15 minutes
- Accuracy: At least 97.03%, clinically validated.
- Certificates: ISO 13485, CE0483
- Compliance: European directive 98/79/EC on the in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
- Trade name: Patris Health® – Allergy Home Test
- Made in France
The Patris Health® Allergy Home Test kit includes:
- one testing device,
- one diluent buffer,
- two micro-pipettes for blood transfer,
- two lancets to puncture a fingertip,
- one alcohol pad to disinfect the puncture site,
- detailed instructions for use with the illustrative step-by-step testing procedure.
Note: You need only one pipette and one lancet to perform the test. Extra one pipette and one lancet are included in the kit as spare parts if you need them to complete the testing procedure successfully.
Individuals usually need about 5 minutes to perform the analysis, and then there is a 10-minute waiting time for the result.
- Draw a drop of blood from a fingertip.
- Add the blood and testing solution to the test device.
- Wait 10 minutes and read the result.
The test kit comes with detailed instructions for use. Follow the procedure exactly as instructed, and you will not have any difficulties performing the analysis.
Interpretation of the Results
Results are interpreted visually as positive, negative or invalid.
The Colour intensity of the test line and control line can be different. If the line is visible, you should take the result into account.
Positive result: Control (C) and Test (T) lines appear.
- An increased concentration of IgE antibodies in the blood indicates an allergy.
- Consult your doctor about further examination to find out to which allergen (substance) you are allergic.
Negative result: Only a Control line (C) appears.
- The concentration of IgE antibodies is not elevated.
- Probably you do not have an allergy.
- If symptoms persist, consult your doctor for laboratory examination.
Invalid result: Invalid result appears if you do not carefully follow instructions for use. Please take a photo of such a test result and contact us at [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions about the Patris Health® Allergy Home Test
Allergy is determined as an abnormal immune response to allergens (non-infectious environmental substances).1 When the body gets in contact with a specific allergen, the body’s immune system produces specific IgE antibodies. The immune system releases these IgE antibodies in the blood, which attach to specific cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.2 Therefore, when IgE antibodies are present in the blood, it means you have an allergy.
1 Galli, S. J., Tsai, M., & Piliponsky, A. M. (2008). The development of allergic inflammation. Nature, 454(7203), 445–454.
2 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) definition.
Allergy testing makes sense when you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, and you are not sure what is causing them. Typical symptoms such as fatigue, sneezing, itchy skin, lacrimation, digestive problems etc., can be easily associated with other causes. Therefore, checking if an allergy is the cause may help you manage them properly.
The test is highly accurate. A clinical performance evaluation study demonstrated that the test is at least 97.03% accurate. It is based on proven technology and has been used in clinical settings for over 10 years.
The Patris Health® Allergy Home Test is manufactured in France with premium materials according to ISO13485. It is CE0483 certified in Germany and approved for home use by the European authorities.
Yes, testing is effortless. You need to collect a drop of blood from your fingertip. Then you add it to the test device, and add a test solution afterwards.
Individuals usually need about 5 minutes to perform the analysis. Then there is a 10-minute waiting time for the result.
If, for any reason, the test does not work, please take a photo of it, and send it to us by email at [email protected]
Please note: Our tests are straightforward and designed for non-professionals. Errors happen when individuals do not follow instructions for use strictly. You must not skip any step of the testing procedure. The test kit comes with illustrated and explanatory instructions for use. If you follow them, you will not have any difficulties.