Food Allergy Testing
At Premier Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care, we offer comprehensive, mostly needle-free food skin testing at your first visit. Expanded testing may be available in special cases. This procedure consists of small amounts of protein from each allergen to be placed on the most superficial layer of skin to determine the extent of your body’s allergic response. If you have a specific food in mind, please let the staff know as there may be alternative instructions. Your results will be reviewed with you at the time of your visit by the provider. Check with your insurance regarding allergy testing costs as this can vary with each plan. To skin test, you must be off of all antihistamine containing medications for at least 4 days prior to your appointment.
For some patients, blood testing, open food challenges or outside testing may be warranted.
Other diagnoses related to food allergy that we identify and treat include, but are not limited to:
- Pollen Food Syndrome (Oral allergy Syndrome)
- Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES)
- Food Intolerance and Sensitivity
- Celac Disease
- Lactose Intolerance