Intradermal allergy testing is a skin test used to determine potential allergic triggers. At the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia in metro Atlanta, our medical team uses intradermal allergy tests when skin prick tests provide negative results to a suspected allergic trigger.
What is the Procedure for Intradermal Allergy Testing?
First, one of our highly-qualified allergy doctors will inject a small amount of the potential allergen just under the skin. This sensitive testing method typically provides consistent results within 20 minutes of the initial injection; positive results are indicated by small hives that are red and swollen.
Who is a Candidate for Intradermal Allergy Testing?
Patients who have previously received negative results from a skin prick/scratch test, but still suspect that they are sensitive to certain allergens are optimal candidates for intradermal allergy testing. Our board-certified allergists at the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia in Metro Atlanta also use intradermal skin testing when diagnosing allergic triggers in our patients whose initial allergy tests provided inconclusive results.
Schedule an Intradermal Allergy Test with A Board-Certified Allergist in Atlanta
Intradermal skin testing provides consistent results when determining possible allergens. At the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia, our Atlanta area board-certified allergists use this skin testing method to provide an accurate allergen diagnosis for our patients.
Schedule your intradermal allergy test at one of our Metro Atlanta offices, including Alpharetta, Carrollton, Hiram, Griffin, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, Acworth/Kennesaw, and Douglasville Georgia. To request an appointment at one of our convenient locations, please call (770) 459-0620 or use our online patient contact form.