The most common and accurate allergy test is skin prick test.
Allergy testing can help identify the “cause” of your symptoms. By identifying your symptom triggers, we can take steps to reduce your symptoms and medication needs. Allergy tests can also open the door to effective treatment options such as immunotherapy when appropriate. The most common and accurate allergy test is skin prick test, the results available in 15 minutes. It is not painful or stressful, even infants can tolerate easily. However, certain allergy conditions may require patch or blood test. Please note we do not test for medications, bees, insects, vaccines or provide exemption for Covid vaccines.
Unorthodox testing methods (Alcat, Kinesiology, Pulse, Bryan’s, Iridology, and Allergy elimination techniques) are not recognised as accurate or reliable, please click here for more information. These techniques often result in false diagnosis, and treatments that are neither required nor proven effective. In food allergy, incorrect diagnosis and treatment can have serious consequences. The Federal Court has imposed heavy penalties against companies and individuals for making false claims and misleading consumers about their allergy testing and treatment procedures. For further information about these penalties please click here
1. Skin Prick Test
At Allergy Doctors, we use the latest Duo plastic tip (no needle) for testing. It is very child friendly and minimal discomfort.
Please stop all medications as listed in your visit for at least 3 days before the visit as this can interfere with the skin test result
***Do not stop your asthma medications (reliever or preventers)
If you have any concerns or questions before allergy testing, please discuss them with one of our doctors or staff.
3. Blood tests
In some cases, you may be required to have some blood tests. A follow-up appointment will need to be made to obtain your results. Even if normal, further investigation or discussion may be necessary.
4. Food diary
In some cases, you may be required to keep a food diary.
The most important step in allergy management is correctly identifying the cause
Allergy Doctors provide professional, proven and accessible solutions to your allergy problems.