Allergy Testing

Did you know more than 50 million people suffer from allergies in the United States? The first step to finding an answer to your allergies is to complete allergy testing. This information provides our board certified allergists the ability to specifically treat in the best way. We know allergy testing is available from many providers, but hope to help you understand the importance of seeing a fellowship trained allergist to ensure the best possible outcome for you or your loved one. Test results alone do not diagnose an allergy, but our trained physicians can interpret the results, along with a detailed medical history to come up with the best treatment plan.

Will I have side effects?

The most common side effect is redness, itching, and swelling at the site of the testing. In rare cases a more severe reaction may occur, which is why it is so important to see a specialist for this testing.

How old does someone need to be for allergy testing?

Adults or children of any age can receive allergy testing.

How long does it take to get results?

Skin tests offer fast results, positive results typically show up within 20 minutes.

Is it painful?

Patients typically report little to no pain associated with these allergy skin tests. Positive reactions may cause small red bumps, similar to a mosquito bite. We may apply a cream to help manage the discomfort or have you take an antihistamine after the test is completed.

Can medicine interfere with the test results?

Yes, some medications can interfere with the allergy testing results. Our staff will tell you in advance of your appointment how to alter your medication regimen, if needed.