TESTING

TESTING

Testing for specific allergies helps us pinpoint the cause of discomfort. Testing is done by an allergist and is safe for both children and adults.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Allergy Skin Test

ALLERGY SKIN TEST =

A skin test is a common allergy test. It is accurate, safe, and minimally invasive. Blood tests are an option when skin testing is not.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Aspirin Allergies

ASPIRIN TEST =

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen or Advil, etc. –are widely used by people of all ages to treat pain and fever.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Asthma

EXERCISE CHALLENGE TEST =

An exercise challenge is designed to test lung function during exercise. A baseline lung function is measured.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Food Immunotherapy

FOOD CHALLENGE TEST =

A food challenge test is a medical procedure during which a food is eaten slowly, in gradually increasing amounts, under medical supervision.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Allergy Injection Clinic

LOCAL ANESTHETIC TEST =

Hypersensitivity to local anesthetics is rare but could be diagnosed through allergy testing. During the test, we lightly prick the skin on the arm with a plastic applicator that contains a tiny amount of anesthesia.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Venom Test

VENOM TEST =

Venom skin testing is the preferred method for determining allergies to insect stings. Our board-certified allergists will prick the skin on the arm with an applicator containing a small amount of extracted venom from the insect.

Notice to allergen immunotherapy patients

Due to the emergency conditions of the pandemic, we temporarily allow allergen immunotherapy patients to wait in their vehicles. We feel it is now safe for all patients to wait in the waiting room. We are requiring this of all allergen immunotherapy patients effective immediately.

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