Find out more about the test kit, the technology behind our tests, and what happens to your sample at the lab.
What's in my test kit?
1 sample tube for your blood sample
4 alcohol pads to keep everything clean and sterile
3 lancets to prick your finger for the sample collection
1 transport tube to protect your sample tube
1 prepaid return envelope to mail your sample back to our lab
7 steps with 7DROPS – instructions for use
What does the 7DROPS allergy test measure?
The 7DROPS at-home allergy test (ALL) measures the patient’s allergy sensitization status through in vitro multiplex testing. The results show the measurement of your body’s total IgE (tlgE) which indicates if an allergy is likely, possible or unlikely. The measurement of Specific IgE (sIgE) against 295 allergen extracts and molecular allergens gives you a detailed profile of the possible culprits causing allergic symptoms. However, any diagnosis positive or negative must be confirmed by consulting your physician.
What happens to my sample?
This is what happens to your sample once it reaches our lab up until you receive your results in your personal 7DROPS dashboard:
1. After arrival, your sample is checked if it is in good condition for processing.
2. If your sample gets the green light for processing, it is prepared and then loaded into an automated batch analyzer called MAX 45k.
3. After processing, the results of the test we just ran on your sample are loaded onto our servers.
4. Before you receive your results, they are checked and approved by a doctor. In case of a conspicuous result (risk of anaphylaxis), you are automatically contacted by a medical expert to dicuss next steps.
5. Once approved, your results appear on your personal 7DROPS dashboard for your to view and download.
6. If you have questions about your results, you can book a free orientation consultation with our medical partners from CUREX.
What are IgE antibodies?
IgE is short for Immuno-Globulin E – a molecule class known as immunoglobulins or antibodies. In healthy individuals, IgE antibodies fight parasitic infections. In allergic individuals, IgE antibodies are misdirected and fight harmless substances such as pollen or mite particles instead, leading to an allergic reaction.
What are CCDs?
CCDs (cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants) are clinically irrelevant sugars located on allergens. They can lead to false-positive diagnostic results in allergy and food intolerance testing. One of 7DROPS’ key features is automatically blocking CCDs during the processing of samples to prevent false-positives and increase the accuracy of the results.
Note: the final diagnosis and subsequent therapy should always be made and ordered by your allergy specialist.
What 7DROPS users say
Since I have recurring symptoms I couldn't really make sense of, I purchased a 7DROPS kit for the allergy and food intolerance test. The process was pretty easy and my results came back within a week. I'm happy with the results, as they gave me a lot of insight about different foods I should probably avoid in the future if I want to feel better overall!
Simon P., 39
I suspected I had certain food intolerances for months after noticing recurring symptoms after eating fruit and seafood. Through taking this at-home test, I found out that my symptoms are a cross-reaction caused by other allergies. It’s way easier to get the right treatment if you know what’s causing your problems!
George G., 53
Originally I only wanted to do an allergy test but after checking the website I thought why not both, and purchased the ALL FIT combination deal. I think it's super convenient that you can get both results with only one sample, and the report was really comprehensive as well. Recommended if you want to learn more about your health and body!
I’ve been struggling with seasonal allergies for years, but never had the chance to get properly tested. With 7DROPS, I could do it myself without any fuss. The lab results came back within three days, and now I’m working on feeling better when pollen season hits because I know what to look out for.
Sally F., 42
For years, I experienced skin rashes and nausea whenever I eat certain foods like dairy products. A friend working in the medical field recommended trying 7DROPS to see where I stand – after my results came in, I started cutting out certain allergic foods from my diet and I feel way better now!
Peter M., 35
I took the 7DROPS allergy test because I wanted to confirm an allergy test result I got from my doctor about a year ago. The results actually showed more sensitivities than I knew of, and all of it in very great detail! I was impressed. Now I kind of want to do the food intolerance test as well.
Sonja B., 38
I struggle with hayfever like symptoms almost all year round, so I really wanted to see why. I looked for a test that covered a lot of different possible triggers and found 7DROPS. My results say I'm not just allergic to pollen but also to house dust mites, which explains why I also have symptoms in the winter.
Getting an appointment with an allergist is pretty much impossible in my area and testing is also super expensive, that’s why I gave 7DROPS a try to figure out my allergies. I’m pleased with the process and results: it was painless, quick, and the lab report came within a week.
Jamie L., 31
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