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Allergy testing identifies the food and environmental allergens that can make life miserable.

Whether it be an allergy to milk, cat hair, or a seasonal allergy, allergy symptoms can sabotage your plans without warning.  Even worse, allergies can last a lifetime. Our allergy testing and immunotherapy will give you your freedom back and allow you to say goodbye to allergy medications once and for all.

Our allergen panel tests for 60 of the most common allergies in the Pacific Northwest.

According to a large, national study, more than 50% of Americans are allergic to at least one common allergen. The type of allergen you may be exposed to differs by geographical region. That’s why our testing panel comprises 60 of the most common allergens right here in the Pacific Northwest.  Allergy testing is non-invasive, pain-free and performed on the surface of your skin with results available in minutes.

Our allergen panel tests for 60 of the most common allergies in the Pacific Northwest.

According to a large, national study, more than 50% of Americans are allergic to at least one common allergen. The type of allergen you may be exposed to differs by geographical region. That’s why our testing panel comprises 60 of the most common allergens right here in the Pacific Northwest.  Allergy testing is non-invasive, pain-free and performed on the surface of your skin with results available in minutes..  Allergy testing is non-invasive, pain-free and performed on the surface of your skin with results available in minutes.

Allergen immunotherapy: say goodbye to allergy medications forever.

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Once the allergies are identified, allergy immunotherapy is used to gradually retrain your immune system not to overreact to the offending allergen.  Immunotherapy may involve allergen injections or sublingual (under the tongue) therapy and is usually covered by most insurance plans.

Allergen immunotherapy: say goodbye to allergy medications forever.

Once the allergies are identified, allergy immunotherapy is used to gradually retrain your immune system not to overreact to the offending allergen.  Immunotherapy may involve allergen injections or sublingual (under the tongue) therapy and is usually covered by most insurance plans.

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What to expect from allergy testing and immunotherapy

The allergy test

Our allergy testing protocol is quick and painless with results available in about 30 minutes. The allergy test is performed by skin prick, in which the patient’s skin is gently scratched in a separate spot with each of the 60 environmental allergens in our allergy testing panel.  The panel of allergens is typically applied to the patient’s back. The environmental allergens have been carefully selected to comprise those which are most common in the Pacific Northwest.  If there is an immune reaction, the spot of the scratch will produce a wheal (a small, raised area of inflammation).  When a wheal is significantly greater in size than the negative control, an allergic reaction has been detected.  Each test also includes a positive control (histamine), to assure the procedure is performed correctly.

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The allergy test

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Our allergy testing protocol is quick and painless with results available in about 30 minutes. The allergy test is performed by skin prick, in which the patient’s skin is gently scratched in a separate spot with each of the 60 environmental allergens in our allergy testing panel.  The panel of allergens is typically applied to the patient’s back. The environmental allergens have been carefully selected to comprise those which are most common in the Pacific Northwest.  If there is an immune reaction, the spot of the scratch will produce a wheal (a small, raised area of inflammation).  When a wheal is significantly greater in size than the negative control, an allergic reaction has been detected.  Each test also includes a positive control (histamine), to assure the procedure is performed correctly.

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Allergen immunotherapy

If allergy testing reveals one or more allergies, an allergen cocktail comprising all of the offending allergens is prepared. The preparation of this mixture is outsourced to a laboratory that specializes in allergen preparations. The final allergen mix is then sent to our office and stored for use throughout the course of the patient’s immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy involves a series of intramuscular injections over a period of time in which the offending allergen is injected at gradually increasing concentrations. By introducing the allergen slowly, the patient’s immune system is reprogrammed not to over-react to the allergen when it is exposed to it again.

Allergen immunotherapy

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If allergy testing reveals one or more allergies, an allergen cocktail comprising all of the offending allergens is prepared. The preparation of this mixture is outsourced to a laboratory that specializes in allergen preparations. The final allergen mix is then sent to our office and stored for use throughout the course of the patient’s immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy involves a series of intramuscular injections over a period of time in which the offending allergen is injected at gradually increasing concentrations. By introducing the allergen slowly, the patient’s immune system is reprogrammed not to over-react to the allergen when it is exposed to it again.