Our Research

Not all serological tests are equal

We understand that as Veterinary Professionals, you base your decisions on evidence. We pride ourselves on producing evidence-based allergy tests, from a UK laboratory with a strong reputation and a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications (listed below).

Our dedicated in-house team of development scientists are highly regarded in the field of dermatology and work alongside world leading dermatologists to develop, manufacture and run our own tests, allowing us end to end control. We are proud of our SENSITEST® portfolio and the research which supports its tests. Our publications are listed below 1-9.

Our dedicated in-house team of development scientists are highly regarded in the field of dermatology and work alongside world leading dermatologists to develop, manufacture and run our own tests, allowing us end to end control. We are proud of our SENSITEST® portfolio and the research which supports its tests.1-9

Making a difference in practice is at the core of our values. Having qualified Vets and Vet Nurses in our team, as well as regular communication with Veterinary Professionals, allows us to analyse and review what is clinically relevant at any given time.

Making a difference in practice is at the core of our values. Having qualified Vets and Vet Nurses in our team, as well as regular communication with Veterinary Professionals, allows us to analyse and review what is clinically relevant at any given time.

Our Publications

  1. Bethlehem S, Bexley J, Mueller RS. Patch testing and allergen-specific serum IgE and IgG antibodies in the diagnosis of canine adverse food reactions. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2012 Feb 15;145(3-4):582-9.
  2. Bexley J, Hogg JE, Hammerberg B, Halliwell RE. Levels of house dust mite-specific serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) in different cat populations using a monoclonal based anti-IgE enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Vet Dermatol. 2009 Oct;20(5-6):562-8.
  3. Bexley J, Kingswell N, Olivry T. Serum IgE cross-reactivity between fish and chicken meats in dogs. Vet Dermatol. 2018 Oct 30.
  4. Bexley J, Nuttall TJ, Hammerberg B, Fitzgerald JR, Halliwell RE. Serum anti-Staphylococcus pseudintermedius IgE and IgG antibodies in dogs with atopic dermatitis and nonatopic dogs. Vet Dermatol. 2013 Feb;24(1):19-24.e5-6.
  5. Bexley J, Nuttall TJ, Hammerberg B, Halliwell RE. Co-sensitization and cross-reactivity between related and unrelated food allergens in dogs – a serological study.Vet Dermatol. 2017 Feb;28(1):31-e7.
  6. Forsyth, J., Halliwell, R.E. & Harrand, R. (2019). Co-reactivity between related and unrelated environmental allergens in equine allergen-specific IgE serology testing in the UK. Vet. Dermatol.; DOI: 10.1111/vde.12786.
  7. Olivry T, Bexley J, Mougeot I. Extensive protein hydrolyzation is indispensable to prevent IgE-mediated poultry allergen recognition in dogs and cats. BMC Vet Res. 2017 Aug 17;13(1):251.
  8. Olivry T, Bexley J. Cornstarch is less allergenic than corn flour in dogs and cats previously sensitized to corn. BMC Vet Res. 2018 Jun 27;14(1):207.
  9. Zimmer A, Bexley J, Halliwell RE, Mueller RS. Food allergen-specific serum IgG and IgE before and after elimination diets in allergic dogs.Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011 Dec 15;144(3-4):442-7.