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Allergy Testing

AIM Laboratories allergy testing uses HELIA analyzer to analyze the Allergy & Food Intolerance. The allergy testing provides the providers clinically accurate and relevant results to help properly identify and measure a patient’s immune response to allergens.

AIM Laboratories uses the state of art HELIA automated analyzer which uses AIDABLOTS® Allergy method to identify more than 200 allergens. AIDABLOTS is an efficient screen profile allergy testing.  It is a membrane based in vitro immunoassay for the parallel determination of allergen specific IgE/IgG4 antibodies against allergens/allergen mixtures and total IgE/IgG4 in serum or dry blood card. The assay permits a large number of tests to be conducted in parallel over a short period of time, which allows AIM for a high throughput and fast turnaround time, resulting in time and cost savings to our customers.

Aim Laboratories Provides Dependable Blood Allergy Testing

A simple blood test can help your patients understand their allergy risks

AIM Labs provides total Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and specific IgE testing that can help properly identify and measure a patient’s immune response to allergens.

We offer both total IgE specific and IgE testing. IgE specific measures the number of IgE antibodies in the patient’s blood, while specific IgE measures the patient’s response to specific allergens.

The Service and Support Your Practice Needs

We use state of the art technology for our testing. Patients will appreciate that our test requires only 150μL of serum per panel. Our ability to multiplex allows for a high throughput and fast turnaround time, resulting in time and cost savings that we pass along to you.

The scientific expertise and state of the art technology provided by AIM Labs delivers timely and accurate results needed for properly identifying a patient’s allergy profile.

Our allergy test panels can accurately measure more than 100 of the most common food and environmental allergens using only 150μL of serum per panel.

Our full-service CLIA-certified and COLA-licensed laboratory is centrally located in St. Louis, Missouri, and is uniquely positioned to provide testing for clients throughout the United States.

AIM Labs Detailed Blood Allergy Testing Panels Covers a Wide Range of Allergens

You can view our full panel in our brochure.

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The next generation of UTI testing
Molecular Diagnostics- Real-Time PCR Testing

PCR molecular testing is the next step in UTI testing. Unlike urine culture, PCR testing reveals the specific type(s) of pathogens causing infection and is able to detect antibiotic resistance. This leads to improved patient outcomes through rapid, accurate diagnosis and identification of the right antibiotic for treatment.

Culture vs. PCR (split into two columns with side by side comparisons)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the common symptoms of a UTI?

UTIs can present with different symptoms for different people. Some of the more common symptoms that may indicate you may have a UTI include

  • A strong and frequent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
What is the common cause of a UTI?
    1. The most frequent cause of a UTI is the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli), which is typically found in the colon. However, sometimes other bacteria are responsible.
    2. UTIs can also be caused by an infection in the urethra. This can occur when GI bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra.
What are risk factors for developing a UTI?
    1. Women are at higher risk for developing a UTI. Risk factors for women include:
      • Age: The risk of UTIs increase with age
      • Incomplete bladder emptying
      • Sexual activity
      • Certain forms of contraceptives such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents
      • Menopause: A decline in estrogen causes changes in the urinary tract
    2. Other risk factors not specific to women include:
      • Abnormalities in the urinary tract: Such as kidney stones or an enlarged prostate
      • Immunosuppression
      • Diabetes
      • Catheter use
      • Recent urinary surgery
What is the most common treatment for a UTI?

UTIs are mainly treated with antibiotics in addition to drinking plenty of liquids, especially water

How can you prevent a UTI?
    1. Drink plenty of water and other liquids
      1. Cranberry juice and blueberry juices are believed to help prevent infection
    2. Intake of probiotics such as yogurt
    3. Regular emptying of the bladder, especially following intercourse
    4. Ensure proper personal hygiene