This image shows the contents of the home testing kit

Living With An Allergy?

Currently, Living with an allergy. This article is about a home testing allergy kit. The image shows a shallow turquoise cardboard box with a lift up lid. It contains two smaller boxes and a specimen jar.

Living With An Allergy

(This is a paid editorial)

Are you living with an allergy? I’m allergic to “pet dander” which comes from the skin of certain animals with fur. Consequently, I can’t stroke cats without immediately washing my hands. Additionally, several family members struggle with hay fever and food allergies so I genuinely understand how miserable they make you feel.  Some allergies can unfortunately cause problems which may cause you to take time off work. Surprisingly as many as 1 in 5 people suffer from an allergy at some point in their lives.


The NHS is still under continued strain post-Covid as reported in the media. Many non-urgent appointments, referrals and treatments are therefore delayed. The strike action by nurses and now Junior Doctors is also exacerbating this.

Delays in Non-Essential Treatments

For that reason, experts are already warning how these challenges are meaning all non-essential treatments could be delayed for the unforeseeable future. Equally, allergy testing in healthcare settings may not be seen as essential. However, if living with allergies is making your life miserable you want help quickly.

Home Test Solutions

Ultimately, knowing what is causing your allergic reaction is the first step to learning to manage or treat it. Accordingly, is a home testing solution. Ordered easily online here, the kit is sent to your door within days with a 30-day – no-quibble money-back guarantee.

It is important to emphasise this guarantee only provided that the test kit is unused and the sample has not been sent to the testing laboratory.

Test for 294 allergens in one test

A hundred years of innovation have led to this home-to-lab testing kit and it’s capable of testing for 294 different allergens. One in four adults and one in ten children are living with allergies so this might be an option.

The home test kit

The home test kit comprises:

  • A welcome card containing your unique activation code with a guide to how to use it.
  • Your step-by-step guide to how to use your home test kit plus 10 things you need to know
  • Sterile alcohol wipes to sanitise your finger before using the finger pricker
  • A finger pricker. If you have ever given blood or had a blood glucose test you will have had a finger prick test
  • A sample tube to place your blood sample into
  • A plaster for your finger
  • A stamped addressed envelope for you to send your sample to the partner laboratory


Sensitisation is the term used when your body produces a large number of antibodies in response to an allergen. Meaning if you are exposed to a particular allergen and don’t react to it, your body is sensitised to it.

The Testing Process

The Klarify me home testing kit provides you with everything needed to easily take a blood sample and send it to their partner lab. Results will be sent to you within 2 weeks. I need to emphasise that the test itself does not identify your allergy. The home testing kit simply allows you to conduct the test at home which was  undoubtedly ideal during the Covid lockdowns.

Simply prick your finger to collect your blood sample and post it in the envelope provided. Your blood sample is analysed in a hospital laboratory and Klarify always recommends you discuss your results with your GP. This can be done via your surgery’s online digital chat system.

Travelling Allergens!

It is important to realise pet dander, microscopic particles and in some cases, larger ones can be transported on items of clothing. Understandably, this means they make their way onto places such as airline and train seats.! Pet dander is a protein which for some people can cause a severe reaction. I can’t go within a few feet of guinea pigs without my eyes swelling, nose running, sneezing and my throat tightening up.


This image shows a smart phone and the Klarify pollen app

Klarify understands what it’s like living with an allergy. They have specifically designed a pollen forecast app and a useful know-how page on their website sharing lots of interesting and helpful information relating to allergies.







Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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