Skin Prick Testing

Skin Prick Testing

What Is Skin Prick Testing?

Skin prick testing is the most common test performed for allergies. This is a simple, in office procedure that is highly accurate and virtually pain free. This procedure involves introducing very small amounts of specific allergens into the superficial layers of the skin through an indentation or a “prick.” The allergens used for this test are selected by the allergist based on your medical history and personal concerns. The results of skin prick testing are generally available within minutes.

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