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Allergen Monitoring Service

Our Allergen Monitoring Service can help you to assess the efficacy of your control measures in protecting against exposure to major allergens in the workplace. Monitoring for allergens can also be used to inform risk assessments and identify high risk activities.

We offer routine assays for the measurement of the following:

Laboratory Animal Allergens (LAA)

  • Mouse urinary protein (mus m 1)
  • Rat urinary protein (rat n 1)
  • Guinea pig albumin
  • Rabbit ory c 1

Food and Agrochemical Allergens

  • Fish (cod/haddock and salmon parvalbumin)
  • Shellfish (tropomyosin)
  • Wheat flour amylase inhibitor
  • Soya trypsin inhibitor

Our expertise in the area often allows us to measure for allergens that are not listed here, so please contact us to discuss your personal requirements. For current prices, please view our price list.

Industrial Enzymes

Proteases, lipases and amylases are widely found in cleaning products and can cause allergic reactions such as sneezing and coughing as well as more serious symptoms such as tightness of the chest and shortness of breath. Proteases including a specific assay for Subtilisin Carlsberg; a protease with an occupational exposure limit in many countries including the UK.

The benefits of HSE's allergen monitoring service

  • Highly sensitive and specific immunoassays developed for quantifying airborne allergen levels
  • Fully automated analysis of samples
  • Fast turnaround times with secure and confidential reporting of results
  • Appropriate filters available for personal/static sampling
  • Wipe kits available for surface contamination sampling
  • Appropriate transportation kits supplied
  • Advice, expertise and ongoing customer support
  • ISO:9001 accredited laboratory
  • In house experts in occupational hygiene, respiratory protection and ventilation
  • Close partnerships with LAA specialists
  • Access to past anonymized results for benchmarking purposes

We are continuously improving assays and developing new assays for the measurement of various allergens.

If you would like to request analysis or require further information please contact Sample Registration

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