In the practice's laboratory for diagnosing fungi and allergens, a medical assistant evaluates the results of an examination with a computer. To enrich the sample, she fills a test tube in the mycological laboratory with a pipette.

Allergy laboratory with Alex²

Comprehensive and modern allergy diagnostics

In order to find out which allergens cause the annoying symptoms of an allergy, we use the Alex² (Allergy Explorer). The ALEX test is a simple and uncomplicated way to be tested for many different allergens.

Allergy Analysis ALEX

The big advantage of the ALEX allergy test: You can easily test for a wide variety of allergens. A total of 295 allergens are checked. The following allergens are tested:

  • 27 tree pollen
  • 12 grass pollen
  • 19 herb pollen
  • 26 Mites & Cockroaches
  • 25 Scales & Epitelium of Animals
  • 12 molds and yeasts
  • 10 insecticides
  • 15 egg & milk
  • 12 meat
  • 10 vegetables
  • 21 Grains & Seeds
  • 38 Legumes & Nuts
  • 31 seafood
  • 20 Obst
  • 10 Others

Analysis details




For the examination, 0,5 ml of native blood from the fingertip or 0,5 ml of native blood, which is taken from a vein, is required.

analysis time

After blood collection, your sample will be analyzed in our laboratory within 1 week.

Based on the composition of our test panel of allergen extracts and molecular allergens, an almost full picture the sensitization status.

A patient's complete sensitization status is presented in a comprehensive report. This will then be discussed with the doctor.

FAQ - Allergy diagnostics with Alex²

Which sensitizations can be determined with the Alex test?

This allergy profile covers 99% of the relevant allergy triggers:

  • 61 pollen (tree pollen, herb pollen, grass pollen, grain pollen)
  • 24 mites (house dust mites and storage mites) and cockroaches
  • 103 plant foods
  • 40 animal foods
  • 15 molds and yeasts
  • 20 animal epithelia and scales
  • 9 insect venom allergens
  • 10 other allergens
When is an ALEX test useful?
  • You suspect an allergic disease and would like to have this clarified comprehensively.
  • You want to get a pet and want to know if you or a family member is allergic to it
  • You react to food with allergic symptoms and you want to know whether it is a real allergy, a food intolerance or a cross-allergy
  • If an allergy diagnosis and a specific immunotherapy (hyposensitization) against your pollen allergy are already planned, the treatment prognosis can be better assessed by determining recombinant allergens.

How does an Alex laboratory analysis work?

  1. Blood collection at our practice
  2. Implementation of ALEX² analysis
  3. Creation of your personal laboratory report
  4. Discussion of the laboratory report with one of our doctors - if necessary, initiation of therapeutic measures

What are the advantages of the Alex compared to other laboratory analyzes regarding allergies?

  • With an analysis at the molecular level, the primary allergen trigger can be identified and the therapy can be designed accordingly. This is particularly important in the case of cross allergies.
  • Children who are still too small for a skin test receive a comprehensive analysis with a finger pick.
  • A comprehensive sensitization profile is created that covers 99% of allergy triggers.
What can the ALEX not do or what are its limits?

A comprehensive awareness profile is created with the Alex. But not every sensitization (ie the body's tendency to develop allergic symptoms to foreign substances) leads to an allergy. We use different allergy tests to determine which allergens lead to allergies (prick testing, epicutaneous testing, scratch testing, intradermal testing).

Is the ALEX allergy profile accepted by health insurance companies?

The patient receives an invoice according to the GOÄ (fee schedule for doctors). The costs are usually covered by private health insurance. You will receive a cost estimate from us, which you can submit to your health insurance company for verification. People with statutory health insurance can also take advantage of these services as self-payers. The costs are not reimbursed by the statutory health insurance companies. The laboratory costs for the Alex analysis are around €280. In addition, there are the costs of medical advice/therapy.

Four containers with components for the ALEX Allergy Test for laboratory analysis of allergens that cause allergy symptoms. Allergen test vials are lined up and have brown, red, blue and green caps.
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