A number of standard tests relevant to patients being cared for in allergy clinics are available at most hospitals. Mast cell activation marker tests are not standard tests within the National Health Service and are ordered by individual NHS clinicians using local procedures based on the assessment of individual cases.
The expertise required to investigate and manage the allergic symptoms experienced exists within allergy clinics provided by the NHS. A list of allergy clinics can be obtained from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at:
The Royal College of Physician’s Improving Quality in Allergy Services scheme at: