Allergy testing

Alternative Names

Patch tests – allergy; Scratch tests – allergy; Skin tests – allergy; RAST test

Definition of Allergy testing

Allergy tests are any of several tests used to determine the substances to which a person is allergic.

Review

Paula J. Busse, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/29/2010

RAST test
Allergy skin prick or scratch test
Intradermal allergy test reactions
Skin testing, PPD (R arm) and Candida (L)

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