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MyAllergyTest at-home kit rolls out to pharmacies
April 10th, 2013
FOSTER CITY, Calif. – ImmuneTech Inc. has introduced MyAllergyTest, which the company calls the first Food and Drug Administration-cleared, at-home test that allows allergy sufferers to test themselves for 10 key allergens, ranging from food and environmental to inhalants and animal.
The company said Tuesday that the MyAllergyTest package comes with everything required to allow an individual to collect a small blood sample — a few drops — from a finger prick. The at-home allergy test kit also includes a postage-paid and pre-addressed envelope for mailing the blood sample to the ImmuneTech lab for testing.
Within days of receiving the sample, the lab tests the blood sample and makes the confidential test results available to the person via the secure MyAllergyTest website or U.S. mail. The results also include a personalized allergy management plan, dubbed the MyAllergyPlan, based on the individual's test results.
According to ImmuneTech, MyAllergyTest is clinically proven to be as accurate as tests used by physicians' offices and diagnostic laboratories.
"MyAllergyTest is the first lab-based quantitative IgE test and allergy diagnostic of its kind to use just a few drops of blood to test for 10 separate allergens," stated Lisa Elkins, chief executive officer of ImmuneTech, which developed and manufactures and distributes MyAllergyTest. "The lab test results first provide the cause of the allergy or allergies, while the personalized MyAllergyPlan report provides the guidance to help manage those allergies."
The customized MyAllergyPlan provides links to allergy management products, access to the MyAllergyTest blog for helpful hints, and a physician finder to locate an allergist in the area for follow-up or allergy care.
MyAllergyTest is now available in in the pharmacy's diagnostic test section at Walmart, Walgreens and Meijer at a suggested retail price of $49.95. The cost of the lab analysis and report, along with a personalized allergy management plan, are included in the product purchase price, ImmuneTech said.
The company added that it also offers the MyAllergyTest Wellness Program, which provides allergy testing supplies for use as a health risk assessment tool for on-site screenings at corporate and community health fairs, mobile health/wellness clinics and schools.
Most recently, MyAllergyTest was used at participating Sam's Club and Rite Aid locations nationwide to provide free allergy tests for customers.