YOUR REPORT IS IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FORMAT WITH A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF RESULTS, WHAT THEY MEAN & THE NEXT STEPS.

Eczema

Available at selected stores.*

R600.00

WHAT?

At-home blood sample collection device for measuring levels of specific IgE antibodies in your child’s blood that are elevated if they are allergic to one or more of 11 common allergens that can cause eczema. Results are provided within 24 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory.

WHY?

Allergies are becoming increasingly common. Often, reactions are the result of the immune system’s response to a false alarm (thinking an allergen is a bacteria or virus). To remove the threat, the immune system triggers a reaction. Allergic eczema causes itchy, red and/or dry skin that can be very painful.

WHO?

An eczema panel is an easy way to confirm a suspected allergy. Exposure to allergens should be prevented to avoid the discomforts of skin reactions. Since the test requires a blood sample taken via a heel prick, it is not advisable for infants / children under one year of age.

HOW?

This sample kit contains a heel-prick blood collection device, along with clear instructions. Samples collected at home are couriered to and tested at the BioSmart accredited pathology laboratory.

Blood is tested for the following IgE antibodies that react to: Cross-reactive Carbohydrate Determinant (CCD), Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus (House Dust Mite), Cat Epithelia and Dog Epithelia (Dander), Latex, Egg White, Codfish, Soybean, Peanut, Hazelnut and Cacao (Chocolate).

The amount of each IgE antibody is measured which gives insight into the severity of the allergic reaction. Your eczema report will come in an easy-to-understand format with a detailed explanation of results, what they mean and your next steps.

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not intended to compensate for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or mitigation of medical conditions. If you or a family member is experiencing any health-related problems, you should obtain medical advice from a certified health professional as this device may be harmful to your health. You are therefore advised to use this product with caution.

HEEL-PRICK KIT

For the Collection of Serum (Portion of Blood) for Testing

Disclaimer: Blood Sample Collection Method

Heel-prick blood sampling is a less invasive alternative to venepuncture and is widely accepted for collecting capillary blood for certain tests. However, please note that results obtained from heel-prick samples may differ slightly from those obtained through traditional venepuncture due to factors such as sample size, collection technique and individual variability. While we take every precaution to ensure accuracy, it is important to consider the specific circumstances of the sample collection when interpreting results, especially for tests where small variations can be significant. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the sample collection method or its potential impact on your results, please consult your healthcare provider or the BioSmart laboratory.

Note: If you do not feel confident taking your own blood sample, we can help:

Call us on 021 180 4707

WhatsApp us on 082 637 7631

Email us at info@biosmart.com

Or chat via the website

Alternatively, you can have your blood sample taken at selectedstores.

Step 1:

Use this coupon code at checkout to purchase your test online and save on shipping costs: clicks23

Step 2:

Book a consultation at Clicks Cape Gate to have your sample collected.

Step 3:

Bring your receipt to Clicks Cape Gate on the day of the sample collection.

Step 4:

Pay Clicks Cape Gate directly for collecting a blood sample: R80.