House dust mites are tiny, spider-like animals, invisible to the naked eye. They thrive in warm, humid conditions, and the average home provides a number of favourable locations for them. During autumn and winter, with central heating and reduced ventilation, the mite population reaches a peak.
Dust mites are a major cause of allergy.
Millions of dust mites can live in mattresses and bedding. Their main source of food is human skin scales. As a result, sufferers' symptoms are often worse at night due to the high concentrations of allergens in the bed. Dust mites are also found in carpets, upholstered furniture, headboards, curtains and cuddly toys.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
Associated mainly with allergic reactions. It is found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.