Adults and Children
Skin prick test Price.
The gold standard of allergy tests – Skin prick testing includes some of the following:
Pollen, Grass, Trees, Dust mite, Cats, dogs etc. The full food pyramid. i.e Dairy and eggs. Fruit, chicken, meat, shellfish, nuts. Latex, (rubber gloves, condoms).
We also test for allergic reaction to Penicillin as it’s the most widely used antibiotic across the medical field.
Patch testing is a specialist procedure prescribed by your dermatology doctor and carried out by our allergy nurse specialist to find out whether your skin condition is caused or aggravated by an allergy to substances which have come into contact with your skin.
This is called contact allergy.
Substances that cause an allergic reaction are called allergens. They can be found at home, at work or in leisure activities.
There are approximately 40 substances which are most frequently in contact with the skin such as natural rubber latex, preservatives, metals, perfumes, cosmetics, leather chemicals, lanolin and plants among others. Additional substances are sometimes added to this list if it is thought they may trigger your skin condition. You may also be tested with some of your own work or home products, such as personal toiletries.
Rast testing (blood testing)
Blood tests test for a range of allergies, including food allergies, drug allergies, seasonal allergies, and pet allergies.
Along with diagnosing current allergies, blood tests can be used as part of the testing and treatment process that doctors use to test the progress of allergies in young children.
The presence and changes of lgE antibodies in the blood help a doctor to determine the progression of allergies that starts in infancy and progresses through childhood.
Doctors tended to avoid skin tests for infants, however research suggests that using blood testing procedures to diagnose allergies early in a person's life can provide the following benefits:
the ability to start allergy intervention treatment earlier
avoidance of dangerous reactions to food allergens in infants
the potential to prevent the development of asthma,
a reduction in outbreaks of eczema