Detection of allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies (Abs) in serum would allow for screening of the causative allergen in patients with type-I allergy. In this study, we developed a new assay method to detect allergen-specific IgE Abs, which involved crosslinking the plural FcεRIα molecules with an allergen and detection using an amplified luminescence proximity homogeneous assay (AlphaCL). First, the allergen concentration, bead concentrations, and incubation time were optimized for the detection of anti-2,4-dinitrophenyl (DNP) IgE Abs in buffer. Under optimal conditions, AlphaCL was able to detect DNP-specific IgE Abs in simulated human serum at levels comparable to those in serum from type-I allergic patients. When AlphaCL was used to detect anti-DNP IgE Abs, no signal counts were obtained with the monovalent allergen 2,4-dinitrophenylated poly-γ-glutamic acid, whereas high signal counts were obtained with the multivalent allergen DNP-BSA. This confirmed that AlphaCL could specifically detect allergen-specific IgE Abs with the ability to crosslink a multivalent allergen. In summary, we have established a new assay model using AlphaCL to detect allergen-specific IgE Abs with FcεRIα crosslinking ability in human serum. This simple and practical assay model may be applied as a new diagnostic tool for patients with type-I allergy.© 2023. The Author(s).