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.

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