If the results of prick or puncture tests are negative, they may be followed by intradermal tests for older patients, which give allergists more details about what’s causing the underlying symptoms.
- Intradermal Testing: Using a small and very thin needle, a diluted allergen is injected just below the skin surface.
- Intradermal testing results can be determined within 15-20 minutes after application as well.
We know allergy testing is available from many providers but hope to help you understand the importance of seeing a trained allergist to ensure the best possible outcome for you or your loved one. Test results do not diagnose an allergy, but our trained physician can interpret the results, along with a detailed medical history to come up with the best treatment plan.