Skin prick test - €180
The gold standard of allergy tests – Skin prick testing includes some of the following:
Feather, Dust mite, Mixed Grass Pollen, Birch Tree, Moulds,
Cat, Dog, Horse.
Diary, Egg, Soya, Wheat, Rye, Rice, Garlic, Celery,
Apple, Orange, Banana, Kiwi, Tomato, Strawberry.
Chicken, Beef, Pork.
Cod, Salmon, Oyster, Prawn, Mussel, Lobster.
Hazel Nut, Almond, Walnut.
Skin prick allergy testing is carried out on your forearms.
Allergy Blood Testing -
At, The Allergy Clinic, we suggest Allergy Blood Testing for patients who suffer with symptoms similar to:
Uriticaria or Pruritius
Patients with a history of anaphlaxis
Bee & wasp sting allergic reactions.
Allergy Blood & Coeliac -
Coeliac testing is including if there is a query of gluten.
You need to eat foods containing gluten round the time you are being tested. This is to make sure the test is accurate.
Patch Testing - €250/€300
Patch testing is a specialist procedure prescribed by your dermatology doctor and carried out by our allergy nurse specialist to find out if 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.
Patch Testing is carried out on your back.
Metal Allergy Testing - €300
An allergic reaction to metal can be a highly irritating and even painful experience.
Typically, the skin breaks out in a rash around the area the metal has been inserted into the body.
Symptoms of metal allergy:
Skin turns red,
Skin becomes itchy,
Painful fluid-filled blisters,
Swelling of the joint,
Heat around the joint,
Generally feeling unwell,
There is no allergy medication that can cure a metal allergy, but precautions can be taken to eliminate the exposure by preoperative screening to minimise or prevent the discomfort.
Heavy metal poisoning may result in symptoms like,
cancer and food allergies.
Metal Allergy Screening can detect metal allergies before your surgery.
Mr Paul Nicholson - Orthopedic surgeon, suggests you should consider metal allergy testing if you are undergoing prosthesis/implant procedures or surgeries.
At The Allergy Clinic we test our patients for a sensitivity or allergic reaction to implant metals.
Potassium Dichromate 0.5% pet
Cobalt(11) Chloride Hexahydrate 1% pet
When to screen if a suspected allergy?
Before surgery to prevent hypersensitivity related problems
After surgery when material hypersensitivity is suspected.
What category do we test?
Orthopaedic metals and plastics.