Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Airborne Sensitivity Test performed and is it painful?
Airborne Sensitivity Testing is virtually pain free. Testing feels like a hairbrush is being lightly pressed against the skin. A small allergy applicator filled with airborne allergens specific to the geographical region is applied to the skin. This will abrade/scratch the skin to cause a local reaction within 10-15 minutes and ultimately reveal the true airborne sensitivity your patients suffer from on a daily basis.
How long does the Airborne Sensitivity Test take?
The testing takes approximately 25-30 minutes from start to finish, including results.
Who qualifies for the Airborne Sensitivity Test?
Ages 2 and up, initially qualify for this testing subsequent to a medical necessity determination. The Airborne Sensitivity Test is a great diagnosis assisting tool for physician to be able effectively treat patients that suffer from chronic colds, asthma, chronic pain, hay fever, unspecified rhinitis, sinusitis, chronic cough, fatigue, malaise, urticarial (Hives), joint and muscle pain, etc. Allergies have been proven to be contributing factors to many health issues patients suffer from on a daily basis. Could your patients be daily allergy sufferers?
How are allergens selected for the Airborne Sensitivity Test?
BioTek Labs performs an airborne study of the top allergens, geographically specific to the area, proven to trigger chronic allergy and contributing issues related to allergy.
What is Airborne Immunotherapy?
Airborne Immunotherapy is the treatment protocol utilized to desensitize your patients to allergens that indicate a positive result during the Airborne Sensitivity Test. These allergens are introduced into the system in very small increments. The immune system then creates antibodies against these allergens to produce desensitization.
Being on the Airborne Immunotherapy program, how long does it take to receive relief from allergies?
The Immune response and initial results to the Airborne Immunotherapy varies from patient to patient, but the majority of patients see some relief within the first five months of treatment. Studies have established Airborne Immunotherapy is a 1 to 5 year desensitizing treatment plan to allergen sensitivities depending on severity and effectiveness of immuno-response to the antigen regimen created for the patient. The initial Airborne Immunotherapy regimen created is for a 1-year regimen.
Is immunotherapy effective in eliminating allergies?
Yes, immunotherapy is very effective in greatly decreasing or even eliminating the symptoms of allergies. Up to 85% receive a complete desensitization or a noticeable reduction in allergy symptoms.