Allergens surveys

We have participated in a number of projects aimed at identifying levels of various allergens in domestic environment. We have carried out allergen surveys for people suffering with severe allergic reaction in their homes. Most affected are people with ongoing medical problems and asthmatics who are usually very sensitive to pest or plant allergens.

Due to the fact that allergen testing is a financially demanding process our client can benefit from our well-designed sampling strategy thus minimising the cost while delivering maximum results.

We can perform collection and analysis of common household allergens such as

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Rat
  • Mouse
  • Cockroach
  • Dust mite

Part of the investigative process is consultation with our customers with the purpose of identifying the most likely sources of allergens in each situation. This approach help us to design a more specifically targeted testing methodology. Our client suffering from allergic hypersensitivity can greatly benefit from allergens testing in their homes. An allergen survey identifies whether a particular home is affected by high levels of allergens and can help to pinpoint their sources. Once the type and sources of allergens are correctly identified they can be eliminated or greatly reduces.

Homes, offices and public buildings can have high levels of various allergenic compounds. Allergenic animal particulates include dander and dried saliva of pets, such as cats and dogs, and other furred animals; fragments of insects such as cockroaches, fleas and clothes moths; fragmented bodies and faeces of house dust and storage mites; and amoebae and other particles belonging to the Protozoa. Plant particulates include minute fragments and pollen grains of higher plants; spores of lower plants such as ferns and mosses; and both unicellular algae and fragments of multicellular filaments.

Allergic sensitisation to various types of allergens is a significant risk factor for asthma and asthma symptoms. Exposure to high levels of allergens have been associated with an increased risk of sensitization.