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Where does a allergy testing happen on your body? Stomach? Back?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: On the back

We perform almost all intracutaneous testing on the back.
Intracutaneous means the allergen test materials are placed on the skin followed by a point or set of points that makes a minimal puncture of the skin. We save the arms for intradermal tests. These are a select follow-up set of allergens injected into the outer layer of the skin using a fine needle. They're more sensitive but less specific.

In brief: On the back

We perform almost all intracutaneous testing on the back.
Intracutaneous means the allergen test materials are placed on the skin followed by a point or set of points that makes a minimal puncture of the skin. We save the arms for intradermal tests. These are a select follow-up set of allergens injected into the outer layer of the skin using a fine needle. They're more sensitive but less specific.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Arms or back

In the very young their upper back would be used.
In older children and adults, their arms. Never on the stomach.

In brief: Arms or back

In the very young their upper back would be used.
In older children and adults, their arms. Never on the stomach.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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