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Prepare for Skin Testing

Allergy testing is important to identify which substances are causing your allergies.  Typical allergens include dust mites, pollens, animal dander, foods, insect stings and even medicines. Allergy testing is generally very safe and effective under the guidance of a trained Allergist-Immunologist. Some medications, such as antihistamines,  interfere with allergy testing. The list below provides  instructions on which medications to stop for 5 and 2 days.

5 days

Five days before testing do not take the following antihistamine medications:

  • Alavert

  • Allegra or Allegra-D

  • Clarinex

  • Claritin

  • Cetirizine

  • Fexofenadine

  • Loratadine

  • Levocetirizine

  • Xyzal

  • Zyrtec

2 Days

Two days before testing do not take the following antihistamines medications:

  • Benadryl

  • Nyquil

  • Tylenol PM

  • Other over-the-counter Cold, Allergy, or Nighttime medications

before Your Visit, Please Bring...

  • (1) New Patient Forms (Click Here 📝)

  • (2) Valid Photo ID

  • (3) All insurance cards (primary and secondary) 

  • (4) A valid credit card to leave securely on file

  • (5) Complete list of current medications, or the medications themselves

  • (6) Referral Form, if your insurance requires it. Or, have the referral faxed to us at (313) 871-7573 before visit. If you have any difficulties obtaining referral information, please call our office for assistance.

  • (7) Medical records including prior testing, imaging studies, labs or office notes. Examples are below. 

    • CT-Scans (of lung or sinuses)

    • X-Rays

    • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

    • Spirometry 

    • Upper Endoscopy or Colonoscopy reports

    • Progress Notes (most recent note)

      • Ear Nose Throat (ENT) physician

      • Pulmonologist 

      • Gastroenterologist (GI) 

      • Dermatologist physician

      • Internal Medicine physician

      • Family Medicine physician

      • Pediatrician 

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