Allergy tests

Allergy-tests-(1000 x 300)

The following additional tests are available at the allergy clinic:

 

Respiratory allergy: Skin testing with inhaled allergens and nasal provocation testing controlled with inhaled allergens.

Food allergy: Allergy tests with food extracts such as milk, egg, meats, fish, seafood, flour, nuts, vegetables, legumes, fruits, spices, etc. and using prick by prick tests for other types of food. Check for oral tolerance to foods on certain patients.

Skin allergy: In the study of contact dermatitis a standard patch or epicutaneous testing battery is used as well as specific batteries for other exposures such as cosmetics, hairdressing, metals, latex, etc.

Urticaria: Assessment of potential triggers and treatment of the symptomatology with regular medication and evaluation of special treatments in case of resistance to treatment.

Drug allergy: Study by using tolerance testing controlled with medications, anti- inflammatories, antibiotics, anaesthetics, contrasts, vitamins, …

Bronchial asthma: Study of lung function, symptom control by monitoring the disease. Assessment of specific treatments such as Omalizumab (Xolair®).

Occupational allergy (workplace): Bronchial provocation tests for inhaled substances if extracts are available. Patch tests to study contact by substances.

Immunotherapy: Medical indication and monitoring of immunotherapy in patients with respiratory allergy and follow up of patients with adverse effects.

Pulmonary function tests: Spirometry, bronchodilator test and methacholine challenge test to study bronchial hyperreactivity or hyperresponsiveness.

Hymenoptera allergy: Study of sensitization and clinical assessment. Administration of venom immunotherapy.

 

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