Allergy tests

Allergic diseases and conditions diagnosed by the Laboratory for Allergological and Immunological Diagnostics at the Institute of Virology, Vaccines, and Sera “Torlak” include:

  • Respiratory allergies (allergic rhinitis, asthma)
  • Skin allergic manifestations (eczema, urticaria, drug-induced rash)
  • Sinus inflammation, nasal polyps, local allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic rhinitis
  • Asthma (assessment of inflammation activity by determining ECP levels)
  • Mast cell disorders-mastocytosis (determination of serum tryptase)
  • Food allergy (testing for IgE-mediated early reactions to food)
  • Insect sting allergy (bee, wasp, hornet)
  • Drug allergy (penicillin preparations, alfacet, Leptosukcin) – first phase of testing
  • Atopic predisposition (assessment of susceptibility to allergic diseases with screening tests – PHADIATOP and PHADIATOP INFANT)
  • Allergy profile (determination of IgE against selected recombinant and native allergenic components)
  • Monitoring the effect of allergen-specific immunotherapy (determination of IgG4 antibody class)

Allergological analyses that can be performed at the Laboratory for Allergological and Immunological Diagnostics of the Institute of Virology, Vaccines, and Sera “Torlak” include:

  • PHADIATOP (screening for a panel of inhalation allergens)
  • PHADIATOP INFANT (screening for a panel of inhalation and nutritional allergens)
  • MEDICINES (penicillin, cephalosporins, ampicillin, amoxicillin, insulin, lepetosuccin, chlorhexidine)
  • VACCINE COMPONENTS (Tetanus toxoid, gelatin)
  • MIXTURE OF GRASS POLLEN AND INDIVIDUALS (timothy, rye, meadow fescue, cat’s tail, ragweed)
  • MIXTURE OF TREE POLLEN AND INDIVIDUALS (birch, hazel, walnut, oak, willow, poplar, lime)
  • FOOD
  • MIXTURE OF FOODS AND INDIVIDUALS: fx 5 (egg white, milk, fish, flour, soy, peanut) fx 2 (shrimp, tuna, salmon, blue mussel, cod)
  • INDIVIDUAL TESTS FOR: FRUIT: strawberry, apple, orange, lemon, banana, kiwi, cocoa, hazelnut, walnut, almond, sesame, cashew, pistachio, raspberry, pear, coconut, cherry, peach, watermelon, chestnut
  • VEGETABLES: tomato, celery, carrot, peas, potato, garlic, lentil, beans, spinach, mushrooms
  • SEAFOOD AND FRESHWATER FISH: mackerel, catfish, trout
  • MEAT: pork, beef, chicken, lamb
  • CEREALS: wheat, rice, corn
  • Delayed anaphylaxis to red meats and offal: α-Gal determinant
  • POLLEN (rPhl p1, rPhl p2, rPhl p7, rPhl p12, rBet v1 PR-10, Bet v2 profilin, rBet v2, rBet v4 rPla a1 rJug r1 nArt v1 nArt v3 LTP)
  • DUST MITES (nDer p1, rDer p2, rDer p10)
  • INSECT VENOMS (Phospholipase A2 rApi m1, Hyaluronidase rApi m2, V5 rVes v5, Phospholipase A1 rVes v1)
  • FOOD (nGal d2, nGal d1, nBos d4 α-lactalbumin, nBos d5 β-lactoglobulin, nBos d8 casein, nBos d 6 BSA, rAra h1, rAra h2, rAra h8 PR-10, rAra h9-LTP, rMal d3-LTP, rTri a19 ω-5-Gliadin, rTri a14 LTP, rPru p3 LTP, rCor a8 LTP)
  • INSECTS (bee, wasp, hornet, mosquito, cockroach)
  • ANIMAL FUR (cat, dog)
  • MIXTURE OF MOLD ALLERGENS AND INDIVIDUALS (Aspergillus, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Candida, Malassezia)
  • PROFESSIONAL ALLERGENS (latex, bakery allergens)

The number of required analyses depends on the clinical presentation and clinical findings (skin samples).

Preparation of patients:

A light breakfast is allowed. When a patient is unable to be present, there is the option to provide a blood sample (3-5 mL of venous blood) or serum obtained by centrifuging blood (minimum 1 mL of serum, following the cold chain principle) with expert assistance. Acceptance of such material is possible every working day until 1:00 PM.

Therapy does not affect in vitro test analyses, which is an advantage of allergy in vitro diagnostics.

Working hours:

Reception of patientsMonday: 08:00 – 15:30
Tuesday-Friday: 08:00 – 14:30
Reception of patients for skin prick testingThursdays from 11:00 – 12:00
Reception of patients for consultative allergological examinationMondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 – 12:00
Issuing of resultsMonday: 08:00 – 16:00
Tuesday-Friday: 08:00 – 15:00
The break for patient admission is every working day from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Scheduling appointments/testing is possible by phone at 011 3953 700 ext. 223, or through email at: and

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