Our specific IgE Blood Serum tests includes 91 allergens in total, the largest screen available anywhere, and also includes food protein. That is controversial, but our results indicate that about half of animals will improve somewhat when their diet is modified on the basis of the results.
Typically, we will identify 18-30 reacting allergens (separately from foods) which indicates our panels are appropriate for local Australian conditions. The panels are Australian, not American, but are sent to a US lab for analysis. Each Friday samples are sent with the results emailed by the next Friday (or before). If vaccines are requested, they take 3 weeks to be made up and sent to you. If you order "test and treat", we give you a substantial discount on the first treatment set (which lasts 9 months).
We make up vaccines for the total of positive plus borderline results, so usually more than 20. We only include a maximum of 20 allergens in a treatment set, so if there are more we split into two sets and each time you inject, it will be two separate injections at different sites.
The process is that you take a blood sample into a gel tube, allow to separate or spin down and pour off the serum into the tube we provide. You pack it up and send unrefrigerated via our TOLL Priority (Air bags provided). Then we receive it and fax you a confirmation so you know it got here.
Desensitisation is a staged process to get to a monthly injection(or two) for life. The process is outlined below. Each treatment set is 9 months duration.
Our success rate is around 75-80% when all treatments are accepted, modify diet and desensitise. Success means a range of outcomes from miracle healing (rare!) to substantial worthwhile improvement, where you may need to support with antihistamines, but off all but low dose steroids during high season.
We offer the first test for free for each clinic that has not used the service before, and 20% discount on the first treatment set. Contact us for a submission kit which contains everything you will need to start using this service.
0411 339 334 (intl +61 411 339 334)
02 9802 7455 (intl +61 2 9802 7455
Treatment for allergies are via subcutaneous shots of the offending allergens. These shots are administered over a 9 month period and administered in increasing doses as well as gradual increases in concentration.
The 3 vials of increasing concentration are supplied directly by Spectrum on a prescription basis to the testing veterinarian. The initial 9-month period of hyposensitization is followed by monthly maintenance shots.
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|VIAL A (green)||1 |
|0.1 ml |
|VIAL B (blue)||25 |
|0.1 ml |
|VIAL C (red)||98|
|0.3 ml |