Which allergens should I test for?

Phadia offers over 650 different allergens and 70 allergen components for sensitive and specific quantitative detection of allergen-specific IgE antibodies.


The substances to which a patient is exposed will generally dictate the allergens to test. Nevertheless, some allergens are more common as causes of allergy than others. Additional parameters to consider are:

  • The patient’s age
  • The symptoms
  • Home environment (pets, hobbies, etc.)
  • Where the patients live geographically

Below you will find a selection of relevant allergens that helps identify patients whose common and everyday symptoms can be caused by allergy. The allergens are selected in accordance with EAACI Paediatrics Section recommendations for Europe.

Cat Cat Cat
Dog Dog Dog
Fish Birch Birch
Wheat Olive  Olive 
Peanut Mugwort  Mugwort 
Soy bean Wall pellitory  Wall pellitory 
Hazel nut Timothy  Timothy 
House dust mite  House dust mite  House dust mite 
Egg Egg Cockroach
Milk Milk Mould

Note: These allergens may differ due to different exposure between regions.