ALLERGY TESTS INCLUDE
Scratch test (also known as a puncture or prick test)
A variety of skin tests are performed initially to find out various allergic conditions. The Scratch test also known as prick test is performed by making plenty of scratches on the skin to allow the specific antigen to enter and indicate the result. The presence of small, itching and raised areaindicate the sensitivity to that particular antigen.
A small amount of specific antigen is injected under the skin on the arm with the help of hypodermic syringe. This test is performed as a further test to confirm a suspected allergen.
Another allergy testing method is to apply an allergen through a patch made over the skin. The patch test is considered to be easiest form of allergy skin tests.
Skin Scrape test
The allergy tests also include Skin scrape test which is similar to the scrape test. A specified immuno-response is observed in the form of rashes, urticaria or swelling. In certain cases it may show anaphylaxis. All these responses are considered to be the hypersensitivity towards that particular allergen. We assure you the most accurate allergy test results through our partners for understanding the nature of your condition deeply.
OTHER TESTS INCLUDE
- Spirometry Test:- Spirometry test is a procedure to assess lung function and measure lung capacity, using a device called a spirometer, which evaluates the amount of air a person inhales and exhales. Spirometry test results provide valuable information about lung health and aid in diagnosing respiratory conditions such as breathing problems, Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), etc.
- Full Pulmonary Function Test:- Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) are also used to detect respiratory conditions. It is a group of diagnostic tests that measure lung capacity, airflow, and gas exchange to provide accurate information about lung health. Pulmonary Function Tests result helps to diagnose and monitor conditions like asthma, COPD, and pulmonary fibrosis, guiding treatment decisions.
- Rhinolaryngoscopy (Rhinoscopy) – Rhinolaryngoscopy is a procedure that enables direct visualization of the nasal passages and larynx (voice box) using a device called a rhinolaryngoscope. Inserting the rhinolaryngoscope into the nasal can help healthcare professionals to identify abnormalities, evaluate the health of the nasal passages and vocal cords, and determine proper treatment plans.
- Nasal Endoscopy Test:- Nasal endoscopy is a procedure in which a specialist looks inside your nasal cavity and openings of the sinus passage through a flexible tube with a tiny camera and light to identify the problem. If you are one of those people who wonder “Is nasal endoscopy painful or risky” then let us tell you that Nasal endoscopy is painless and risk-free but in some cases, patients can have some rare complications such as Nosebleeds.
SPECIALTY TESTS INCLUDE
- Food Intolerance Test:- A food intolerance test is performed to identify the allergy and sensitivity toward any kind of food in individuals. There are several types of food intolerance tests available, including – Elimination Diet, Blood Tests measuring IgG antibodies, Skin Prick Tests, and Bioresonance Tests.
- Allergy Comprehensive Profile Test:- This test is designed to identify the allergens including foods, environmental allergens, and medications, that cause our immune system to go hyper and cause allergy symptoms. The test typically involves blood tests that measure levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood.
- Allergy Screening:- Allergy screening is a rapid method of multi-allergen detection test for identifying the nature of Immunoglobin antibodies in the serum. The test gives a wide-spectrum understanding of allergies in an individual.
- Allergy Phadiatop:- The Phadiatop test is an allergy screening method with high sensitivity and specificity for allergy due to inhalation of various materials or substances or microbes. The method uses an ImmunoCAP with a balanced combination mixture of allergens, including weeds or animal substances or molds, or any particular allergy-causing substances.
Clinic Hours & Closures
Hours are generally 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and we are closed for lunch from 01:00 pm to 2:00 pm daily. Each clinic has varying days of operation and Allergy Hours, so please speak to the specific clinic staff for exact hours at that location.
In the event of inclement weather, please check our Blogs for clinic closures and updates.
In general, urgent and sick visits can be scheduled the same day.
In observance of several holidays, Institute of Applied Food Allergy® will be closed the following days (*please confirm with specific clinic on Holiday hours):