Allergy Skin Testing
Skin testing can determine allergies to animals, dust mites, insects, pollens,
mold, latex, and foods. It involves introduction of a small amount of the suspected
allergen under the skin surface either by the prick or intradermal method.
The skin is then observed for swelling and redness which are signs of a reaction.
Multiple allergens can be tested simultaneously and results are observed within 20 minutes.