Allergen Component Testing 101

The most powerful and potentially life-changing diagnostic tool in the food allergy community is also the least known: the allergen component test. We partnered with
Allergy Insider, an education platform from Thermo Fisher Scientific who conducts the majority of allergy blood testing in the US and is considered the gold standard, to provide the details you need to know so you can understand if component testing is right for you. Spoiler alert: if you manage allergies to peanut, most tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, wheat, or sesame we think the answer is a resounding YES!

The Basics | Am I a Candidate For Component Tests | How to Get Tested | Understanding Components | Peanut Component Results | Wheat Component Results | Sesame Component Results | Tree Nut Component Results | Soy Component Results | Milk Component Results | Egg Component Results

Allergen Component Testing: Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa Bauder scheduled what she thought was a routine appointment with an allergist but received news that changed her life. While she still had a life-threatening allergy to peanuts, she no longer was allergic to tree nuts, fish, shellfish, or chickpeas—news that seemed almost too good to be true. Learn how she tackled 13 food challenges and worked with her therapist to manage food allergy-related anxiety with a strategy that led to wins like her first Starbucks at 24 years old and a lot of fun along the way.

Alyssa is thankful for the freedom she’s gained and is glad to still be a part of the food allergy community, one that she’s passionate about and plans to continue advocating for through both her platform and career.

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Welcome to the second issue of Treatments and Therapies. In our
first issue we brought you an inside look into Oral Immunotherapy (OIT), and in this issue we are exploring Sublingual Immunotherapy—commonly referred to as SLIT. Spokin had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Mary Morris, a renowned SLIT specialist from Allergy Associates of La Crosse. Dr. Mary eplains SLIT treatment and provides insight on the clinic's unique treatment, The La Crosse Method™ Protocol. We also hear from Spokin users, Karin Teglia and Eun Lee, who share their children's first-hand experience with SLIT.  
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