Testing for allergies

How do you know whether your or child’s symptoms are caused by allergy or not - and if so, to what exactly? Knowing what's causing your child’s symptoms is important since treatment differs for different conditions. The right diagnosis and early treatment of allergies can also help prevent potentially serious complications of allergies from developing, such as ear infections, sinusitis and asthma.

Ask your doctor about a blood test for allergy

A blood test will help your doctor determine if you or your child is allergic, what you are allergic to and may even rule out allergy. A blood test is quick and simple and is available to your doctor.

A blood test can test for hundreds of allergens, such as weeds, trees, pollen, mold, food, and animal dander. Adults and children of any age can take a blood test, and it can be performed irrespective of skin condition, medication, symptom, disease activity and pregnancy.