Allergy Testing

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Allergy Testing, Immunotherapy, Pulmonary Function Testing, and more.
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"Environmental skin-prick testing: A rapid, safe and easy way to identify whether a person"s symptoms are related to an allergy. Pricks are made on the skin surface using a small plastic device with a steel tip that contains commercially available allergens. No needles. No bleeding.

Food skin-prick testing: This test uses a small plastic device with a steel tip that either contains commercially available allergens or a small amount of the suspected food. No needles. No bleeding.

Food challenge: In a supervised setting, following a standardized protocol, a patient is given, in gradually increasing amounts, the food suspected of causing the allergic reaction to confirm or rule out a food allergy.

Patch testing: A set of adhesive patches are applied to the patient"s back and kept in place for 48 hours to evaluate delayed hypersensitivity reactions, either to foods or to contact allergens, such as nickel, rubber, or cosmetics.

Bee-venom testing: Through a series of skin tests, we evaluate the patient"s risk of allergic reaction to bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets."

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