Your doctor has ordered allergy testing. The allergy department will contact you to schedule your appointment for testing. At that time, your insurance benefits will be reviewed. Instructions will be given as to when you will need to discontinue taking certain medications. Our office tests for environmental allergens – pollens, dust mites, molds, cat, dog, and cockroach. It is important that you inform the nurse if there are foods which you avoid due to reactions when eaten.
TAKING ANY OF THE ABOVE MEDICATIONS CAN ALTER YOUR ALLERGY TEST RESULTS, OR MAKE TESTING DANGEROUS! IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT A MEDICATION, PLEASE ASK THE NURSE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
On the day of your test, the results will be reviewed and you will receive a copy of your test. All medications can be resumed after testing (with the exception of Beta-Blockers if you plan to begin allergy immunotherapy). After testing, you will have the option of receiving allergy injections/drops/tablets for up to 3-5 years. You will be required to have your injections given in our office with a 30 minute wait. Drops and tablets are administered daily at home.
In an effort to make this test accessible for all of our patients, we appreciate a week’s notice for cancellations.
For Questions or Emergency Care:Please call the office at 601-984-5160. You may need to speak with the doctor on-call.