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 Testing – a test to determine lung capacity
- Full Pulmonary Function Testing – reserved for patients with more severe asthma or COPD; measures lung capacity and functions
- Rhinolaryngoscopy – a direct visualization of the nasal passages and voice box
- Nasal Endoscopy – a direct visualization used to fully evaluate the nasal passages and assess prior sinus surgery
SPECIALTY TESTS INCLUDE
- Food Intolerance Test: The blood tests performed to identify the allergy towards any kind of food is called as food intolerance test.
- Allergy Comprehensive Profile: The Allergy Comprehensive Profile test evaluates the presence of allergy related antibody named as IgE or Immunoglobulin E. The presence of higher IgE indicates the sign of an allergy.
- Allergy Screening: The allergy screening is a rapid method of multi-allergen detection test for identifying the nature 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):