TRUE Test® is a ready to use Skin Patch Test used to identify common allergens that cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). TRUE Test® comprises two or three panels of ready-dispensed Contact Dermatitis allergens on an adhesive strip.

These 24 or 34 Patch Test allergens are used to screen for sensitivity to the most common chemicals that cause an Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) reaction on sensitised patients.

Patient Information Leaflet True Test Patch Testing

Whilst treatment with steroids and other medications may suppress the symptoms temporarily or during an acute phase, the long term treatment for ACD is prevention or minimisation of exposure to the allergen(s) causing the problem.  This means that the identification of the allergen(s) causing the symptoms is an important step for the long term treatment of this condition.
 
Common allergens that are implicated in Allergic Contact Dermatitis include:

- Nickel and other metals
- Chemicals
- Paints
- Perfumes
- Dyes
- Medicines

TRUE Test® contains a broad representation of the most common allergens, and is based closely on the screening panel called the European Baseline Series.

From January 2014 a new variant of TRUE Test is available that includes the 36 allergens of Panels 1 + 2 + 3, all in the one box. The two new allergens for Panel 3 are MDBGN and a Negative Control. The TRUE Test Panel 3 product is still available whilst stocks last but will become unavailable from early-mid 2014.

 

Panel 1 Panel 2

Panel 3 (optional)

Nickel sulphate 
Wool alcohols
Neomycin sulphate
Potassium dichromate
Caine mix
Fragrance mix
Colophony
Epoxy resin
Quinoline mix
Balsam of Peru
Ethylenediamine dihydrochloride
Cobalt dichloride

p-tert-Buthylphenol formaldehyde resin
Paraben mix
Carba mix
Black Rubber mix
Chloromethylisothiazolinone (KathonCG)
Quaternium 15
Mercaptobenzothiazole
p-Phenylenediamine
Formaldehyde
Mercapto mix
Thiomersal
Thiuram mix

Germall II
Germall 115
Hydrocortisone butyrate
Tixocortol pivalate
Budesonide
Gold
Parthenolide
Bronopol
Disperse Blue 106
Bacitracin
MDBGN (from Jan 2014)
Negative Control (from Jan 2014)

 

Contact us for enquiries

Further information on the products and on each of the TRUE Test allergens is available from the manufacturers website here