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Being sent to a certified allergist for a complete allergy and immunology workup. I know what allergy test is but what does immunology work up entail?

Being sent to a certified allergist for a complete allergy and immunology workup. I know what allergy test is but what does immunology work up entail?

Normal immune status: An immune evaluation is undertaken when your allergist is concerned about how well your immune system works. First, we look at antibody levels, IgG and the 4 subclasses, IgA (the most common Ig deficiency) , IgM and IgE (the allergic antibody). We also evaluate specific immune responses to different types of vaccines or illness. Usually tetanus and pneumococcal vaccine. (No room for full answer) ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What to expect for allergy test?

What to expect for allergy test?

Relax: Allergy testing is easy and relatively painless. The most common is skin prick on the back which feels more like a tickle. You will have some itching after to any positives. This is easily treated and only lasts for around 30 min. You will want to make sure you don't take any antihistamines 5 days prior to your visit. ...Read more

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What's involved in an allergy test?

What's involved in an allergy test?

Blood and skin test: Skin test could be done by a plastic applicators or with needles. A drop of an allergen extract is pricked into the skin and, within 15-18 min., a localized hive will emerge if you are allergic to the extract in question. The reaction will subside in 40-60 minutes. The blood test is drawn at a regular lab and takes a few days to come back. Skin test is somewhat more sensitive. ...Read more

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What does an allergy test consist of?

What does an allergy test consist of?

Skin / blood test: Allergy testing can be done by skin testing or blood testing. The allergens tested for will be determined by one's history and geographic location ( different pollens in different areas of the world). ...Read more

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Please help! what happens at an allergy test?

Please help! what happens at an allergy test?

Relax!: Allergy skin testing has come a long way over the years. The procedure is performed by board certified allergists. It typically takes about 2 seconds to place the test ( back or forearm) with results in 20 minutes. A positive test will feel like a mosquito bite. Go to my blog at :http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/10/comfortable-allergy-skin-testing/. ...Read more

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What to do after an inconclusive allergy test?

What to do after an inconclusive allergy test?

Depends: Your question does not have enough information. We need more information in order to answer your question. What type of allergy test is that? Testing for which allergens? What are your symptoms and indication for allergy testing? And can you be more clear on how it is called inconclusive? ...Read more

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How does an allergy test work? Is it accurate?

How does an allergy test work?  Is it accurate?

Allergy testing.: There are four different types of allergy testing, the most accurate being the scratch testing performed by an Allergist. They put various antigens under your skin and see to what you react. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could an allergy test work?

Can you tell me how could an allergy test work?

Supports a history: -supports history. If a person gets sick at certain times of a year- a pos. Skin test to the appropriate seasonal allergen can help guide treatment and predict seasonal worsening. - helps guide allergy avoidance. If an asthmatic with repeated worsenings is test pos to cat, getting the cat off his chest at night can help. -guides allergy desensitization. Anaphylaxis to bees, decreasing sensitivity. ...Read more

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What are the steps involved in an allergy test?

What are the steps involved in an allergy test?

Allergy skin test: After the allergist reviews the history and performs an exam the skin test process includes: cleansing the area to be tested with alcohol (back or arms), pressing allergy test device (containing drop of allergen) firmly to the skin for 2 seconds, waiting 20 minutes, then measuring the size of the wheal (bump) and flare (surrounding redness). The area is then wiped clean. Answer in 20 minutes! ...Read more

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On a skin prick allergy test what does a 2E mean?

On a skin prick allergy test what does a 2E mean?

Just a guess: E usually indicate erythema or the red area around the wheal of a skin test. I would presume that this meant a 2+ reaction on the erythema. In allergy testing however it is the size the wheal and not erythema that counts the most. Perhaps this question can be better answered by the allergist who did the skin test. ...Read more