We offer allergy testing at our Edmonton South and Calgary South East locations. Allergy testing is used to find out which substances cause a person to have an allergic reaction. Typically various allergenic substances are placed onto the skin, usually on the forearm or back and sectioned off to see which one(s) react.
Who Needs a Test?
Often times, you are referred to us to get tested if:
Preparing for the Test
Since some allergy medicines can change the results of skin tests, your doctor will tell you which medicines to avoid or to stop taking before your test. If you have questions prior to coming in to your test, be sure to give us a call.
After the Test
Once your are tested, you will know what to avoid, and how to treat your allergies properly. However, controlling your allergies isn't always easy and requires patience, education, and planning.