Pediatric Allergy Testing

Children can develop allergies at any age, and can therefore be tested at any age as well. While determining specific allergies is not always necessary in young children, it can help diagnose recurring colds, runny noses or sinus infections.

Allergy testing can be performed through a skin allergy test to help diagnose allergic conditions, including:

  • Food allergies
  • Hay fever
  • Dermatitis
  • Allergic asthma
  • Penicillin allergy
  • Bee venom allergy
  • Latex allergy

Allergy testing may also be performed with a radioallergosorbent (RAST) test, a blood test that examines antibody levels in response to common allergens. The doctor will determine which type of allergy testing is best for the child, based on their condition.

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