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Food Allergy Testing in McKinney and Southlake

Food allergy testing is an essential tool for diagnosing and treating a wide range of allergies. At TexasAllergyMD, we use various dependable testing methods to deliver the best food allergy testing and treatment options.

McKinney/Prosper & Southlake food allergy testing options.

Our food allergy testing services help identify irregular immune system responses to proteins in milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and other foods. So if you have been experiencing mild, moderate or severe symptoms shortly after eating, visit us at one of our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake.

Types of Food Allergy Testing

At TexasAllergyMD, we use three main food allergy testing options to diagnose a food allergy.

    • Skin Prick Testing – This often-used test requires a short visit to an allergy treatment center. Allergens in small amounts are applied to the skin, the area is pricked with a needle and the skin is monitored for reactions. Test results are quickly available.
    • Blood Testing – A small blood sample is drawn and analyzed in the lab to detect allergic sensitivities by measuring the level of IgE antibodies in your blood.

Food allergy tests are important in determining the precise allergen (or allergens) responsible for a patient’s symptoms. While you might recognize that a food (such as peanuts, tree nuts or shellfish) is triggering your allergic reactions, professional food allergy testing is required to confirm this. Dr. Mireku uses the results of these tests to provide innovative treatments like food allergy drops (SLIT) to handle the allergen.

What to Expect During a Food Allergy Test

Your visit will begin with an in-depth discussion with Dr. Mireku. You’ll be asked about the allergic reactions you’ve experienced (including timing and severity of symptoms), your medical history and dietary habits. And if you’ve been keeping a health journal to document what’s going on, bring it with you.

Next, the results of your food allergy test or tests will be evaluated, contributing to the development of a treatment plan that focuses on your needs. Some patients may be candidates for a custom treatment like oral immunotherapy.

Common Questions About Food Allergy Testing

This food allergy testing approach delivers the quickest results for patients. A skin prick test typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to apply allergens to the body and observe the reactions.

You should follow your allergist’s instructions to prepare for a food allergy test. You may need to stop certain medications (antihistamines, for example) that can interfere with test results.

Food allergy tests are safe for children who are experiencing allergy symptoms. Tests are conducted under medical supervision to quickly address any potential reaction.

Visit Us for Expert Food Allergy Testing

TexasAllergyMD offers top-rated food allergy testing and management at our McKinney/Prosper and Southlake allergy treatment centers. Contact us today for relief from common food allergies. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment now.

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