Allergy Testing

In the United States alone, over 50 million people suffer from allergies. At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our board certified specialists understand that identifying allergic triggers is the first step to comprehensive allergy treatment.

Allergy Testing at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

At our Atlanta allergy clinic, we offer a variety of tests for allergic conditions, including:

What to Expect from Allergy Skin Tests

In most cases, the board certified allergy doctors at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia use allergy skin testing for quick, accurate results. There are three main types of skin tests:

Scratch/Prick Test

During a scratch/prick allergy test, a drop of a potential allergen is placed on the surface of the skin. Then, the allergist will use a small device to prick the epidermal layer, allowing the allergen to penetrate the skin.

Intradermal Test

In this type of allergy test, the allergist will inject a small amount of one or more potential allergens just below the skin of the arm. Intradermal tests are often used when other testing methods have produced inconclusive results.

Patch Test

In a patch test, the allergy doctor applies the suspected allergen to a patch, which is then placed on the skin of the upper back. In most cases, patch tests are used to determine whether a particular allergen is causing symptoms of contact dermatitis.

Contact an Atlanta Allergy Testing Specialist

The board certified allergists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia specialize in allergy testing and treatment. To schedule your appointment at any one of our convenient metro Atlanta locations, please call (404) 994-3574.