Diagnostics & Testing
Whenever possible, common allergy testing is arranged on the same day of the initial appointment to prevent an extra unnecessary trip to the office. We recommend wearing clothing that will allow for allergy testing with ease. A two piece outfit, ex., shirt and pants work best. Some procedures, tests, and treatments may require additional visits. Before any additional tests are performed, our staff will talk to you about what will be done and how much it will cost. You will have time to think about all of your options before moving forward.
For testing, we advise our new patients to stop taking all antihistamine medications five days before their new patient appointment. Antihistamines are commonly found in Benadryl, Triaminic, and many cough and cold medicines. Do not stop taking your Singulair or asthma inhalers. If you are worried or have questions about which medications you should stop taking, please call our office. Click here for a complete list of antihistamines.
Your visit as a new patient can last up to a few hours depending on testing needs, so we recommend planning accordingly. Allergy testing will also require you to stay still, with a limited range of motion, which can make it difficult to keep an eye on small children. Additionally, we have Wi-Fi available in most of our locations for your convenience. Please plan to stay at our office for the duration of your visit.