skin prick test done on forearm

Preparing for your allergy test

Allergy testing can include a skin prick or scratch test, patch testing, challenge testing or an IgE blood test (RAST). The right test for you depends on your allergy symptoms and the types of allergens you might be allergic to. Allergies to cats, dogs, dust and mould are very common in the wintertime. Various pollens…

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Winter Allergies: A Complete Guide

The clocks have changed, the days are shorter and the weather colder. We often look forward to the cozy comforts of indoor living. However, for many of us, this shift brings about a less welcome guest: runny nose, watery eyes, and maybe even the occasional urticarial rash. In summary, winter allergies. Unlike the pollen-driven allergies…

RAST testing

What is IgE Testing?

The prevalence of allergies is on the rise, with no obvious end in sight. Subsequently, the demand for allergy testing is higher than it’s ever been. But what are the different options that we can test for different allergies? As part of our allergy testing series, in this article, we will focus on IgE testing,…