As long as I can remember I’ve been an allergic person. Based on experience and self analysis, I somehow know my allergy gets triggered with dust, weather changes, when I stay or enter an old room, it’s automatic, i’ll start sneezing like there’s no tomorrow.
There will be days when pets will trigger my allergies too; at times I’ll blame the scented candles my sister started using. In the end, I really don’t know the cause… so as much as I can, I stay away from these “experiential” triggers. Are you in the same boat?
But what if there’s a way to pinpoint what triggers your allergies? Do you want to know? That’s what LifeScience asked me when they offered me to try the FABER allergy test.
According to CAAM – FABER is an in vitro test for the measurement of specific IgE from human serum or plasma. In my understanding, the procedure tests your blood against an array of allergens and records its reaction to it.
Did you know that you can now identify what triggers your allergy with a simple blood test!? So excited to see the result of my FABER allergy test! Thank you @lifesciencephil for the opportunity! Will post the result of the test as well for those who are interested in this! #pinoyfitness #pflifestyle
After a quick blood extraction, here is my summarized result:
My blood has been tested against 200+ allergens, including fruits, pollen, venom, seed, egg, larva and many more tissue types that can trigger allergies. And the FABER test just confirmed that I have indeed allergies with certain types of Dust and House Mites, Yikes!
More than that, after a consultation with an expert in LifeScience, I also found out that certain flour (old flour) may contain mites that can trigger my allergies even when cooked.
You can download my complete allergy test result here. It can give you an idea what other allergens the FABER test can detect.
Who Needs to do the FABER Test?
When is it worth doing the FABER test? According to CAAM:
– If you’re suffering from allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema and food reactions
– When allergic symptoms appear all together and caused by several unknown triggers
– When you’re already trying to restrict certain food diet without improving your condition
– To know about your allergy before travelling or starting a new job, activity or leisure
– Simply to know for early diagnosis
Interested to take the FABER test? You can visit LifeScience for a consultation at 8th Floor, ACCRA Law Tower, 2nd Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, 1634, Metro Manila or call them at 0917-573-5433 or 02-828-5433. The test cost around P24,500.