Adult Allergy Testing, Dearborn
Our doctors, nurse practitioners and staff are expertly trained in diagnosing and managing adults allergies for both environmental and food allergies. Specifically we test for a wide variety of airborne allergies, including multiple molds, weeds, tree pollens, ragweed, grass pollens, dust mites, and pet danders. We also test for a wide variety of foods.
We perform allergy testing with a series of skin pricks followed by an intradermal test to determine the degree of sensitivity. We test for multiple inhaled and food allergens. Our allergy tests are designed to specifically test for the common allergens found in the Midwest. We suggest wearing a short sleeve T-shirt due to the fact that testing is done on the arm in most cases. Eat a small meal or snack about one hour prior to testing, as it can take up to 1 ½ hours to complete all testing. Please fill out our allergy questionnaire and bring it to your testing appointment.
Preparing for your upcoming allergy testing
Medications to avoid for allergy testing
Please stop any anti-histamines for 72 hours prior to the allergy test. Anti-histamines can effect the results of the test. Please note anti-histamines can be found in many common over the counter medications. Please consult the list below, as some medications may need to be avoided for a longer period of time. Also do not take any Beta-Blocker blood pressure medication for the 24 hours prior to the test. Please consult with your primary care physician or cardiologist prior to stopping any blood pressure medications.