FastCheckPOC® Allergy Blood Test

FastCheckPOC® Allergy Blood Test
Determination of allergen specific IgE in blood
Immediate Type Allergic Reactions

Type I (immediate type) allergic reactions are mediated by the IgE antibody. Low levels of immunoglobulin circulate in the blood stream as the majority is bound to the surface of mast cells and basophil granulocytes.

The binding of allergen epitopes to specific IgE antibodies, located on the surfaces of granulocytes, triggers the immediate release of pro-inflammatory mediators (histamine, enzyme, cytokines) which cause allergic symptoms.

FastCheckPOC® is a portable enzyme immunoassay for the qualitative determination of allergen specific IgE from capillary or venous blood. This test should only be performed by medical personnel who have been trained in the use of in vitro diagnostics products. This test is intended for use as a tool to support the diagnosis of Type I allergic sensitizations in patients who show clinical symptoms such as:

  • Seasonal and perennial rhinitis and conjunctivitis (hay fever)
  • Allergic asthma
  • Allergic eczema
  • Allergic gastrointestinal disorders
Reliable, Efficient, Comprehensive

FastCheckPOC® is manufactured and engineered in Germany and approved to use in European countries. Only a pin prick is needed, the test can covers >90% of the most predominant allergens in Hong Kong.

FastCheckPOC® is particularly well-suited for patients undergoing treatment with antihistamines or patients suffering from dermatitis or other skin conditions with contraindications to skin testing. The test is also ideal for individuals averse to skin prick, scratch or intracutaneous allergy testing (e.g. children, elderly persons, pregnant women) or for patients who are predisposed to anaphylactic episodes.

FastCheckPOC® covers all common inhalant allergens in Hong Kong

Inhalant allergens                                                 % with response in adults
House dust mite (D.pteronyssinus)                                       60
House dust mite (D.farinae)                                                     60
Cockroach                                                                                   41
Cat Dander                                                                                   24
Dog hair                                                                                        15


FastCheckPOC® Hong Kong Food Panel

  • House dust mite: Peanut
  • Milk: raw Pecan nut, Walnut, Cashew nut, Pistachio nut
  • Hen egg: Cod fish, Yellowfin tuna, Salmon, Rainbow trout
  • Soybean: Great crab, Shrimp, Blue mussel, Lobster
  • Wheat: Pork, Beef, Chicken
  • Sesame: Carrot
Locations of Allergy Test Center
  • Tsim Sha Tsui: Suite 1221, 12/F, Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
  • Tseung Kwan O: Shop G 28, G/F, Phase 3, Metro City Plaza, Tseung Kwan O
  • Sheung Shui: 1/F, 86 Lung Sum Road, Sheung Shui

Hotline & Appointment: 3480 4360