Some of the tests we perform include:
- Skin tests look for allergies to insect bites or respiratory allergies such as dust or mold. This test can be done either by putting a small amount of the allergen on the skin or injecting a small amount of the allergen underneath the skin. If the patient is allergic, the skin will react at the test site by typically becoming swollen and red.
- Elimination tests are useful to determine food allergies. A patient abstains from eating a food that is suspected of causing allergies; if his or her symptoms improve, that food may be an allergen to that person.
- Blood tests look for antibodies to very specific allergens. Your doctor may also wish to examine nasal secretions or sputum.
- Nasal and sputum stains
- NIOX® clinical trial