Allergy Testing: Indications
Types of Allergy Testing
Skin Prick Testing Method : The Gold Standard of Allergy Testing
What to expect during your Allergy Test
Allergy Testing by Skin Prick method is safe and almost painless. You need to stop taking all oral anti-Allergic medicines, oral steroids, painkillers and cough suppressants at least 5 days before the Test, which will take approximately one hour. Following is the step-wise Procedure…
The skin of both for arms will be cleaned with spirit.
Markings will be made on the arms with ink.
Different Antigens will be placed in the labeled circles.
The readings will be noted and measured in mm.
The Antigens will be touched with a lancet