Allergy Testing

The goal of allergy testing is to determine the allergen responsible for your symptoms; by identifying the trigger, steps can be taken to treat your condition. The most common type of test is an allergy skin test, in which a drop of the suspected allergen is placed on the surface of the skin; if you are allergic to the substance, you will experience redness and swelling in that area. Allergy blood tests may be performed for young children, those who are taking medications that might interfere with the results, and people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.