Allergen Laboratory

INAB Accredited Testing Laboratory 

airmid healthgroup is the only ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited testing laboratory Reg. no. 284T for House Dust Mite and Cat Allergen analysis

Our team has world class experience in allergen analysis and can provide you with a complete range of proprietary and internationally recognised methods to meet your requirements.

 
Customised studies can be carried out to assess;
  • Products (including textiles, cleaning products & electrical appliances)
  • Environments
  • Homes
  • Industry
  • Biological samples

 We are able to assess the effects of:

  • Treatments such as chemical, probiotic and negative ions
  • Freezing, washing and/or tumble drying
  • Cleaning/killing/removal ability of appliances using steam, heat, UV or chemicals

Sampling is carried out with a mitest instrument. Live mite counts are enumerated by proprietary or internationally recognised methods. Allergen levels are quantified using an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) for:

House Dust Mite

      
  • Der p 1 (D. pteronyssinus)
  • Der f 1 (D. farinae)
  • Der p 2 (D. pteronyssinus)  
  • Der f 2 (D. farinae)

Animal

      
  • Fel d 1 (Cat)  
  • Rat n 1 (Rat urine) 
  • Mus m 1 (Mouse urine)

Cockroach

      
  • Bla g 1 (B. germanica)

Pollen

      
  • Phl p 5 (Phleum pratense - Timothy)  
  • Bet v 1 (Betula verrucosa - Birch)  
  • Amb a 1 (Ambrosia artemisiifolia - Ragweed)

Airborne allergen levels are quantified using an augmented ELISA with a detection level of 20 pg for House Dust Mite allergen and 2.5 pg for Cat allergen.

Published Data

  • AAAAI-2012-Airborne-exposures-to-allergen-and-particles-with-and-without-carpeting
  • AAAAI-2013-Reduction-of-Domestic-Allergen-Levels-in-Carpets
  • Comparison-of-ISO-Fine-Test-Dust-Versus-Real-House-Dust
  • AAAAI 2012 Airborne exposures to allergen and particles with and without carpeting
  • AAAAI 2013 Reduction of Domestic Allergen Levels in Carpets
  • Comparison of ISO Fine Test Dust Versus Real House Dust

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