One out of every five people suffers from some form of allergy. In today's cost-conscious healthcare environment, the ability to refer allergy patients to a specialist may be diminished. Today's primary care physician has become the gatekeeper for millions of Americans suffering from allergy.
Most patients are diagnosed, treated and/or referred to a specialist simply on the basis of medical history and clinical symptoms. The complexity of allergy as a disease makes this approach less than ideal. First an accurate diagnosis must be made. Patients also prefer efficient, high quality diagnosis that allows prompt and effective health management.
Always known for technology and reliability, Hitachi offers the medical community an alternative means of diagnosing allergy in a timely manner and at a significantly lower cost than has traditionally been available. We're proud to present two accurate, easy to use serum tests for allergy – the CLA® Allergen-Specific IgE Assay and the OPTIGEN® Allergen-Specific IgE Assay.
Used as part of an initial allergy evaluation, the information obtained allows optimal patient management by avoiding unnecessary and costly referrals of non-allergic patients, while allergic patients can be treated sooner and more effectively.
Easy to Use…No need to select single allergens from a requisition form. Up to 36 specific IgE results from a 1.5 ml serum sample (CLA) or 20 specific IgE results from a 0.3 ml serum sample (OPTIGEN), optimized with the most regional or categorically prevalent allergens.
Reimbursed by Medicare and most private payers, the cost per test is less than most single-allergen tests and is a great way to help grow a physician’s practice.
Accurate test results offer good correlation with skin testing. Get access to the latest in vitro allergy testing technology.
A less intrusive technique that can be performed without stopping current medications and regardless of skin condition.
Requires minimal training and provides plenty of "walk-away" time for staff to perform other duties.
Easily incorporated with existing personnel and space. Small instrument footprint: 9"(H) x 12.5"(W) x 17"(D); 18.5 lbs. Reads up to 180 allergens, or five panels, in less than ten minutes.
A board-certified allergist is available to discuss test results, treatment options and other aspects of allergic disease. In-office marketing kit and educational materials for patients are also available free of charge.