Products - Protein Microarrays - AllerSpot Companion Animal Allergy Testing Service using Allergen Microarrays to Measure IgE Antibodies
62 Allergens, 1 Test, >90% Coverage
AllerSpot 62 Item IgE Screening Test is provided through professional Veterinarians only
The screening criteria for the 62 allergens is based on rigorous scientific studies and environmental research on various factors affecting the prevalence rates of allergies. Based on this information, we have identified the most common allergens that are inhaled or ingested by companion animals. This test is available to licensed Veterinarians only.
Arrayit AllerSpot Companion Animal Allergy Testing Kit. Test kit components include a sample collection protocol, sample collection card, pet information form, and return address envelope. For Veterinarian Use Only.
Advanced Testing Capabilities: Fast, accurate results reveal which allergens could trigger allergic reactions, enabling Vets to help Pet Owners to:
1. Choose suitable pet food;
2. identify causes of allergies in the environment; and
3. select appropriate allergy treatments.
Convenient Sample Collection: Regardless of your pet's size and age, only 1–2 ml of whole blood (or more than 0.2 ml of serum/plasma) is needed for testing. Acquired by licensed Veterinarian only.
Fast Results: A comprehensive and informative report is delivered in just 5 business days.
Valuable Information: The report clearly identifies the risk of allergic reactions for individual allergens. Suggestions and other helpful information about popular pet food brands are also provided in the “Food Recommendation List” so that informed decisions are made when choosing what to feed pets, and avoid allergies. Always follow the advice of your Veterinarian who will understand the test results.
Advantages: Conventional testing methods use the intradermal skin test. However, this procedure must be overseen by experts, as it involves complex techniques, medical observation and is uncomfortable for the pet. Intradermal skin tests pose the risk of anaphylactic shock. This is why our approach is the preferred method utilized today...blood testing using microarray technology for the allergen-specifically antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE).
Arrayit uses our microarray platform to provide allergy testing service. Based on the geographical prevalence of allergens in in a localized environment, with our commercial partner EBS, we have developed biochips which detect the 62 most common allergens that affect dogs and cats. Utilizing protein purification and specialized Arrayit microarray manufacturing techniques, allergen proteins are “nano spotted” onto the glass slide in a microarray format which miniaturizes and multiplexes the test, reducing waste and improving the accuracy, efficiency and sensitivity of allergy testing. We provide a fast turnaround time of processing the samples, and can provide a quantitative analysis, easy to read report for interpretation by Veterinarians and provides good information for pet owners. Only a small volume of serum is required for this one-step testing method - very convenient while saving both time and money! Knowing the allergens that pose a risk for your dog or cat, provides peace of mind at the same times improves the overall health condition of your companion animal.
62 Specific IgE Screening Test Items
Mites - Blomia tropicalis, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farina, Acarus siro, Tyrophagus putrescentiae
Insects and others - black ant, tick, flea, Culex pipiens, Aedes communis, Blatella germanica
Dander and skin epithelial - Mixed feathers, Human dander, Cow epithelia, Wool, Cat hair
Fungi/Bacteria - Cladosporium herbarum, Candida albicans, Alternaria alternate, Penicillium notatum, Aspergillus fumigatus, Malassezia pachydermatis, Staphylococcus aureus
Pollen - Eucalyptus globules, Poa pratensis, Amaranthus retroflexus, Rumex acetosella, Ambrosia artemisii folia (elatior), Acacia spp, Cynodon dactylon
Dairy Products - cheese, egg white, egg yolk, milk
Meat - duck, lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, pork
Seafood - crab, shrimp, mackerel, sardine, anchovy, tuna, salmon
Grains, Beans & Nuts - soybean, peanut, rice, wheat
Fruits - watermelon, apple, banana, pear, orange
Vegetables - carrot, corn, potato
Yeast - baker's yeast, brewer's yeast and flax
The risk of allergic reaction is scored from low to high on a scale from 0 to 6 (7 levels in total). A minimal response (0–500/0) indicates low risk. Any indicated response greater than a weak positive response is considered a clinically significant risk. Although the severity of allergic reactions may not be directly related to the intensity/level of the test response, a higher intensity/level usually indicates a greater risk for allergic reactions in the pet. For Vet Use Only.
Protocol for Vet Use Only
Successful Testing and Treatment Examples
How to Order
The AllerSpot microarray blood test for companion animals requires a licensed Veterinarian. The reason for this is that a blood sample must be collected from the companion animal and sent to Arrayit for processing and reporting. Proper sample collection is essential to getting accurate test results to ensure the heath and safety of your pet. Test results are provided to the Veterinarian make the proper diagnosis and recommend treatment. Reports are sent by email and a hard copy can be mailed upon request. If you are a Responsible Pet owner and your Vet is not currently offering this test, please inform your Veterinarian that we are happy to work with them and you to help you take the best possible care of your pet. If you do not have a preferred Veterinarian, please let us know and we will work with you to identify one in your area.
Step 1. Orders are only processed via Veterinarians through the use the official sample collection kit provided by Arrayit. This is the only way we can guarantee results. Collection kits can be ordered by Veterinarians. Contact us to purchase test collection kits. To order a test kit call 1-408-744-1331 and ask for companion animal sample collection kit(s), buy them on-line, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you work at a large Veterinary practice and anticipate high volume testing, please contact to discuss easy ways to have collection kits in stock to service your customers.
Step 2. The Veterinarian will follow the provided protocol of the blood collection kit, fill out all details of the paperwork required to run the test. The kit and paperwork are sent to Arrayit Animal Health using the self addressed packaging provided with the kit.
Step 3. Results sent by email and hard copy sent through the mail upon request using the information provided on the collection kit documentation. Arrayit Animal Health Veterinarian staff members are available to discuss the details of the results of any and all tests by phone and email.
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