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When I get an allergy test, will they need to draw blood?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Maybe not

It depends what allergies are bring considered.
Sometimes we do both as a confirmation. Or just a blood test first if the reaction you had was severe.

In brief: Maybe not

It depends what allergies are bring considered.
Sometimes we do both as a confirmation. Or just a blood test first if the reaction you had was severe.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Possibly

Many allergies can be tested by placing small drops of possible allergens on your skin with a small scratch to see if you are sensitive to these allergens.
This does not involve drawing blood. Sometimes, though, a blood test will allow us to follow those sensitivities over time and to help determine whether you will react during a food challenge and when the allergy may have resolved.

In brief: Possibly

Many allergies can be tested by placing small drops of possible allergens on your skin with a small scratch to see if you are sensitive to these allergens.
This does not involve drawing blood. Sometimes, though, a blood test will allow us to follow those sensitivities over time and to help determine whether you will react during a food challenge and when the allergy may have resolved.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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