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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
  • Spirometry
  • NIOX® clinical trial
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