Inhalent Allergy Testing
Your doctor has ordered allergy testing. WE REQUIRE A 48 HOUR NOTICE FOR CANCELLATION OR RESCHEDULING FOR ALL ALLERGY TESTING APPOINTMENTS. If we do not receive this notification or if you do not show for your appointment, you will be subject to a $100.00 fee. Due to the fact that testing is scheduled for a large block of time, it is imperative that you notify us if you cannot make your appointment. Due to the large amount of patients being scheduled and our office meeting the staffing needs to perform the testing, we MUST have adequate notification.
Your insurance benefits will be reviewed. When your appointment is scheduled, you will be advised when to discontinue taking allergy medications.
PREPARATION FOR INHALANT ALLERGY TESTING
- Do NOT take the following medications for
7-10 days prior to testing
- Over the counter cough syrup
- Over the counter cold, flu, cough or allergy medication
- Over the counter sinus medication
- Over the counter sleeping medications (Tylenol PM, Advil PM. etc.)
- You should not be taking any beta-blocker medications (oral or eye drops). These are usually medications for your blood pressure, migraine headaches, heart problems or glaucoma. If you are taking this type of medication you must inform the physician and allergy nurse.
- TAKING ANY OF THE ABOVE MEDICATIONS CAN ALTER YOUR ALLERGY TEST RESULTS OR MAKE TESTING DANGERIOUS!
- Do not wear cologne, scented body lotion/spray or hairspray. Deodorant is fine. Other allergy patients could be sensitive to fragrances.
- You may use your current nasal steroid spray (Flonase, Nasacort, Rhinocort) as prescribed, even on testing day.
- Eat a normal diet. It is not necessary to be fasting for this test.
- Wear loose, short- sleeved shirt.
- Bring a water bottle to sip on and snacks if you desire.
- Please do not purposely avoid any foods. Eat a normal diet 24 hours before testing.