Cutting-edge diagnostic tests and lab work
To treat inflammation, doctors must first identify and address the underlying condition.
At Allertech Laboratories we offer several cutting-edge diagnostic tests and lab work to determine where the problem is occurring to provide the best care to our patients. Once our doctors diagnose your condition, we can recommend a treatment plan to begin the recovery process.
Our advanced diagnostic services and lab work are conducted onsite, and include:
Allergy Skin Test
An allergy skin test is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy reactions.
The allergy test is done by using a simple “scratch” technique – also known as “prick testing” – which involves a painless scratch on the surface of the skin and introducing a small amount of allergen extract to create a reaction (inducing an IgE reaction). Offending allergens produce a wheal (a raised, red area similar to a mosquito bite) in varying sizes depending on the severity of the reaction. These reactions are measured to determine which allergens a patient is most sensitive to and then utilized to create the patient’s unique Immunotherapy.
Test results are available within 15-20 minutes of testing, and reflect more sensitive allergies that may not be shown on blood tests, therefore yielding more complete results.
Patients can physically see almost immediately exactly what is triggering their allergies. Adults and children over the age of 2 can be tested for allergies. It is especially helpful in patients with asthma, allergic pneumonia, cough, dermatitis, insect allergy, rhinitis, sinusitis, urticaria, and angioedema.