What is Skin Testing?

Skin scratch testing is the most common test performed for allergies. This is a simple, in-office procedure that is highly accurate and virtually pain-free. This procedure involves introducing very small amounts of specific allergens into the superficial layers of the skin through an indentation from a plastic sterile device. The allergens used for this test are selected by the allergist based on your medical history. The results of the scratch tests are generally available within minutes.