Our ENT specialists perform allergy testing to help find items that trigger an allergic response from the body. We perform allergy testing by testing the blood or using the skin prick method. These tests can be performed at any of our five office locations.

Allergy Testing Methods

The Barranco Clinic offers two forms of allergy testing, the skin prick or a blood test. Most patients use the skin prick method as it is easier, faster, and more affordable. The results can also be more reliable than other testing methods. Blood tests are best for patients with sensitive skin who cannot undergo a skin test.

Skin Tests

During a skin test, a small amount of each potential allergen is placed on or beneath the skin. A small reaction will develop on the skin if the test is positive.

Blood Tests

Blood tests can detect allergy-related antibodies within the blood. The test is performed by drawing a small amount of blood and sending the sample to a lab. There, the technicians will look for the antibodies to find potential allergens. 

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Conditions Tested with Allergy Testing

These allergy tests are designed to test for specific environmental allergies. The Barranco Clinic also offers food and drug allergy testing to patients who may benefit. 

Common allergens we test for include:

  • Mold
  • Grass
  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander 
  • Insect stings 

Our staff can also test other types of allergens. To find out more about allergens that we test, contact our office.

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic is a leading provider in ENT care and provides patients with the latest allergy testing and treatment methods. Our staff has been helping patients throughout Florida for over 20 years.

We’ve set ourselves apart in the industry through :

Personalized Treatment

When you visit with one of our providers at The Barranco Clinic, you will receive one-on-one care that is personalized to fit your needs and concerns.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team has created a provider network of highly-trained physicians to help ensure we’re able to address a wide range of ENT concerns.

Continuity of Care

Our care method only stops when you feel all of your symptoms have been addressed and you are experiencing lasting relief.

Community Investment

With locations across Central Florida, you can ensure that we’ll always be available when you need us.

Who Is a Candidate for Allergy Testing?

Allergy testing candidates are those with chronic allergy symptoms, including skin rashes or hives, runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes. When you visit one of our providers, they will determine if you are a candidate for allergy testing and which testing method will work best for you. If you are not a candidate, they can also recommend other forms of treatment.

Benefits of Allergy Testing

Allergy testing offers a comprehensive guide to the environmental factors that may cause an allergic reaction. These tests can lead patients to find items they were unknowingly allergic to or confirm a suspected allergy. This can help ensure patients remain safe and avoid things that may cause allergic reactions.

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Your Allergy Testing Experience

When you visit The Barranco Clinic for testing, our providers will take the following steps. 

  • First, they will clean your upper arm to prepare for testing.
  • Then, small amounts of the potential allergen will be placed on the skin.
  • Next, our provider will prick the skin with a needle, which allows the allergen to move beneath the skin’s surface. In some cases, an injection of the allergen will be placed directly into the skin.
  • Finally, you will be asked to wait 15 minutes to see if a reaction develops. If you are allergic to the allergen, the skin will turn red or begin to itch.

A small amount of blood will be taken at our office during blood allergy testing and then sent to a lab for examination. The lab technicians will be looking for allergy-related antibodies in the blood. 

Allergy Testing FAQs

How will I know which allergy test is right for me?

A provider will determine this during your appointment at our office.

Will I be covered in red patches after the test?

After testing, there may be some small red or itchy patches on your upper arm, but this should clear up within a few hours.

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