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How should one prepare for an allergy test? Do you have to skip all your allergy meds?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: No major preparation
A blood allergy test measures ige response to allergens.
These responses are graded from 0 to 6 where 0 is no reaction and 6 is maximum of ige to allergen. The skin test is where a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin and if there is 2mm swelling after 10 min. It's positive. There is no preparation to do for these tests. Just allergy history and physical before the tests.

In brief: No major preparation
A blood allergy test measures ige response to allergens.
These responses are graded from 0 to 6 where 0 is no reaction and 6 is maximum of ige to allergen. The skin test is where a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin and if there is 2mm swelling after 10 min. It's positive. There is no preparation to do for these tests. Just allergy history and physical before the tests.
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