Allergy Testing at Allegis Healthcare in Berwyn Heights, MD
Seasonal allergies getting to you? Think you may be allergic to something, but can’t pinpoint it? Allegis Healthcare offers allergy testing. With our allergy testing service, we can pinpoint the cause of your allergies and help treat them. Call us now or simply request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 6201 Greenbelt RD, M18 Berwyn Heights, MD 20740. Our healthcare is open 5 days a week and available on Saturdays too!
We offer in house Intradermal allergy testing
It’s no fun living with allergies, especially if an allergen like pollen prevents you from having fun outside, or if dust mites make life difficult at home. You can get tested for allergies, though, which will help you avoid them, and it’s easier than you might be thinking. We offer simple, quick testing here at Allegis Health Care. Contact us today or keep reading if you think you’d benefit from allergy testing in Berwyn Heights, MD!
What happens during an allergy test?
The main method for allergy testing is a simple skin prick test. Here’s what happens during this test: a professional will place drops of various allergens on a patient’s forearm and then prick the areas with tiny needles. These needles are so tiny that they’re practically painless, and they barely penetrate the skin’s surface, so there’s no bleeding. The patient’s skin may or may not react to certain allergens, but if the patient’s skin does react, this indicates an allergy.
There’s another kind of test to check for allergies: a blood test. This can be much more precise and thorough than the skin prick test, but it can be expensive and is not really recommended unless a patient has a lot of possible allergies and sensitivities.
How long does an allergy test take?
The skin prick test is so simple that it can be done in around 20 minutes and give you immediate results. These results and the substances you’re allergic to can be provided to you on paper so you have a list at hand. Once you know what you’re allergic to, you can more easily avoid the foods, seasonal pollens, etc.
With the blood test, it can take some time before results become available, but you can get greater results and a longer list of allergens.
What allergies can you get tested for?
Here at Allegis Health Care, we can test for common and even some uncommon allergies. We’re able to test multiple allergens at once or a single allergen. If it turns out that you do have an allergy to a substance, we can determine whether you may be allergic to related substances. For example, if it turns out that you’re allergic to tomatoes, you may also be allergic to potatoes, a related food. We’re able to test for other food allergies, as well as seasonal allergies, dust allergies, and more. We can also test for allergic rhinitis and asthma at our clinic.
How do you get tested for allergies?
You can get tested for allergies at a primary care clinic like ours in Berwyn Heights, MD. We can provide the skin prick test easily, but if you’d prefer a blood test, we can accommodate you! And once you know what you’re allergic to, you can be more care-free about eating, going outside, and just enjoying life more. If it’s your child who’s been suffering from allergies, then you can bring in him or her for testing with us.
The first step towards getting a test and getting treated for allergies is to make an appointment with us here at Allegis Health Care. During your appointment, we’ll ask you about your symptoms then tell you everything else you’d like to know about allergies and testing. To book with us, give us a call today at (301)-298-3845 or book with us online. When you’re ready for your appointment, you’ll find our clinic over at 6201 Greenbelt RD, M18 Berwyn Heights, MD 20740.
We look forward to your visit with us soon here at Allegis Health Care in Berwyn Heights!