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Allergy Testing

Providing Treatment Options for Allergies that Affect Patient's Nose and Sinuses

Step 1: Prick Test

The first step in our allergy testing process is called the prick test. We puncture the surface of the skin using special devices to deliver very small amounts of allergen extracts directly into the skin. The prick test is not typically painful, but patients may experience mild discomfort. After a period of time, we measure the size of the wheal that was produced by each prick to determine if there is an allergy.

Step 2: Intradermal Test

The second part of our allergy testing method is called the intradermal test. Based on the results from the prick test, the allergen extracts are diluted to some degree and injected just underneath the skin to create a raised wheal. After a period of time, we measure each wheal to determine if there is an allergy.

Duration of Testing

Allergy testing is scheduled in a 90-minute timeslot and performed by one of our providers trained in allergy and immunotherapy. Testing may not last for the full 90 minutes, but we allow extra time for questions or further explanation of the procedure and/or treatments if needed.

Food Allergies

Food allergy testing is done via blood test. We can order food allergy testing in our office and refer you to the appropriate lab to have your blood drawn. Typically, we see those results in 3 to 7 business days.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our ENT providers to discuss allergy testing. Please have a current list of medications and supplements you are taking ready for our review.

Open Hours / Walk-ins

Day Time
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00am – 10:00am
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 10:00am
Thursday 8:00am – 10:00am
Friday 8:00am – 10:00am
Saturday closed


If the hours listed above do not fit into your schedule, you may schedule an appointment during normal operating hours with one of our allergy providers: Ashley, Jeff, or Portia.