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If you think you need to be tested for an allergy, the first step is to make an appointment for a consultation. It’s good to think about your symptoms and when they started, because when you call, we’ll ask you a few questions about your symptoms, and any medication you may be taking.

At your consultation, you’ll see the Consultant, Allergist or nurse who will talk to you about your clinical history. You will be asked a range of questions about your symptoms, general health, diet, and home and work environments. All of these are important to work out just what could be triggering your reactions (allergens) as well as deciding what is the most appropriate next step for you. The expert will also discuss what type of allergy test might be appropriate.

What is skin prick testing?

Skin prick allergy testing scratches the skin rather than puncturing or piercing it. No blood is drawn and it is very safe. A small amount of possible allergens are dropped onto your forearm. Your skin is then scratched so that the allergens can react with your skin. If a red mark appears, it’s measured and we can work out the best advice on avoiding and managing the identified allergy.

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Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH

01277 695695
Overall rating Good

Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DX

01273 624488
Overall rating Meeting standards

4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

01223 370919
Overall rating Outstanding

Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6SY

01242 246 500
Overall rating Good

Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

01244 680 444
Overall rating Good

78 Broyle Road, Chichester, PO19 6WB

01243 530600
Overall rating Good

Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN

01332 540100
Overall rating Good

Stirling Road, Guildford, GU2 7RF

01483 555805
Overall rating Good
Haywards Heath  

Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD

01444 456999
Overall rating Good

Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DF

01432 355 131
Overall rating Good

2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

01133 882 067
Overall rating Outstanding

Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY

0116 2769 401
Overall rating Good
Newcastle upon Tyne  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1JP

0191 281 6131
Overall rating Good
North Staffordshire  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4DB

01782 625431
Overall rating Good

Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP

01865 307777
Overall rating Good

Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

01823 286991
Overall rating Good
Tunbridge Wells  

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531111
Overall rating Good

The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW

01926 436351
Overall rating Good

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

01904 715000
Overall rating Good

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