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Skin Prick Allergy Testing

Uncover the root of your allergies with skin prick testing at St Thomas Hospital, providing accurate results in a comfortable and professional setting.

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Take Control of Your Allergies

Gain valuable insights into your allergies, enabling you to manage symptoms, avoid allergens, and improve your overall quality of life.


Empower Yourself with Allergy Testing

Skin prick allergy testing is a vital tool in managing allergies and taking control of your health. Understanding your specific allergies enables you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle and healthcare, ultimately leading to a better quality of life.

At St Thomas Hospital, our experienced staff is committed to providing you with accurate results and personalised care. Don’t let allergies hold you back any longer. Contact us today to schedule your test.

Skin prick testing is a widely accepted and scientifically proven method for diagnosing allergies. The procedure is simple, fast, and provides valuable insights to help you manage your allergy symptoms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Skin Prick Allergy Testing

Is skin prick testing painful?

Skin prick testing involves tiny pricks on the skin and usually causes minimal discomfort, making it a tolerable procedure for most patients.

How should I prepare for the test?

Avoid antihistamines and certain medications for a few days before the test, as they can interfere with the results. Our doctor will give you specific instructions.

Can children undergo skin prick testing?

Yes, skin prick testing is suitable for children, typically from the age of two onwards. It is a safe and effective way to diagnose allergies in young patients.

What if I have a severe allergy?

Our experienced staff at St Thomas Hospital will carefully assess your medical history and ensure that skin prick testing is safe and appropriate for your specific situation. If a severe reaction is elicited, our doctors will provide the necessary stand by treatment.

Will I need additional testing after a skin prick test?

Depending on your test results and symptoms, your healthcare provider may recommend further allergy testing or treatments to manage your allergies effectively.

How long does skin prick testing take?

Skin prick testing is a relatively quick procedure. The test itself typically takes around 20-30 minutes. After the allergens are applied, your healthcare provider will wait for approximately 15-20 minutes to observe any reactions. Therefore, the total time spent in the clinic, including preparation and discussion of results, can be around an hour.

Why choose St Thomas ?

We operate with the highest standards in Cardio-radiology, employing a team of expert cardiologists and radiologists dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, allowing us to focus more on you. We constantly invest in the exceptional technology to provide our clients with accurate results and a comfortable experience.

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