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.

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.

A skin test involves tiny pricks that are made on the surface of the skin on the back.
Step 1 – Pricks are made with a tiny needle containing a small amount of common allergens.
Step 2 – The skin surface will be lightly punctured with this minuscule amount.
Step 3 – A small bump appears, like a mosquito bite, if there is an allergic reaction.
Step 4 – The test takes 15 – 30 minutes. There is a wait period to determine if there is a reaction.
Step 5 – Results are available before leaving our office.

The results help our allergists determine what causes allergies and what does not. Everyone is unique, and a properly conducted allergy test enables us to develop a tailored, effective treatment.

A couple of suggestions when having an allergy skin test:

    • Allow 2 – 3 hours for the test, wait period, and discussion of results.
    • Wear comfortable clothing and a top that can be removed for easy access to the back.
    • Do not take antihistamines for at least 4 days prior to testing. Antihistamines can interfere with the results. Click HERE for a partial list.

We are focused on patient comfort while obtaining the necessary information to create a personalized, effective treatment plan.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Testing

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma
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