Interpretation & Post-Test Support

SENSITEST results with interpretation and guidance notes will be emailed to your practice and a hard copy with our information pack for your client will follow. There is a plethora of information and guidance for clients on our dedicated pet owner website www.animal-allergy.com.

Interpretation of results

Environmental

SENSITEST provides an IgE score indicating a possible hypersensitivity to environmental allergens. The class score of 0-5 indicates the elevated level of antibodies and can aid therapeutic decisions.

Food

  • SENSITEST provides an IgG and IgE score.
  • IgE scores indicate that it is possible that the animal has a true hypersensitivity (classical allergy) to these foodstuffs.
  • IgG scores may be reflective of a delayed (cell-mediated) hypersensitivity.

Malassezia

SENSITEST provides an IgG and IgE score

  • Positive IgE scores indicates hypersensitivity to the organism suggesting it is contributing to the pruritus even in the absence of cutaneous populations.
  • Positive IgG is expected to be present in clinically healthy dogs, as most will have come into contact with the yeast at some point.
  • Negative IgE ad IgG scores may indicate that the malassezia has been eliminated.

Sarcoptes

SENSITEST provides an IgG score.

  • Positive scores indicate hypersensitivity to the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
  • A borderline result may mean the IgG is increasing, or that the IgG is declining after treatment.
  • Negative scores indicate that no IgG antibody levels are detected, however it may take up to 4 weeks of infestation before positive levels arise.

Staphylococcus

SENSITEST provides an IgG and IgE score

  • Positive IgE scores indicate hypersensitivity to staphylococcus suggesting that the infection is contributing to the pruritus.
  • Positive IgG is expected to be present in clinically healthy dogs, as most will have come into contact with the bacteria at some point.
  • A negative IgG score in dogs displaying signs of severe staphylococcus infection may indicate underlying immunodeficiency.
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