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Allergy Testing in New York

If you are suffering from ongoing allergy symptoms that give you discomfort and make you wonder if you have any allergies, there is only one way to find out – Opt for our allergy testing services and get yourself tested.

As the leading healthcare provider in New York, Manhattan Medical Arts offers preventive care specialists who are experts at conducting allergy testing for adults and providing the subsequent treatment plans, while ensuring instant results, comfort, and personalized care tailored to your specific needs.

The walk-in facility at our practice has been detrimental in providing ease to anyone suffering from a severe allergic reaction. However, you can also schedule an appointment for our allergy testing services by contacting us over the phone, on our website, or via our online booking feature.

Allergy Diagnostics Testing at Manhattan Medical Arts

At Manhattan Medical Arts, the diagnosis for several different allergies revolves around the use of percutaneous skin testing methods along with other testing procedures, i.e. blood tests, skin tests, scratch test, or even the conventional elimination tests.

There is a list of distinct factors that are considered by our clinicians prior to making a diagnosis, some of which include:

  • Family medical history
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Physical exam
  • Elimination diet

Common Types of Allergies

Immune reaction to certain food proteins, leading to symptoms like hives, swelling, or anaphylaxis. Commonly consumed foods that can lead to food allergy include nuts, shellfish, eggs, milk, and wheat.

Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)

Allergic reaction to airborne particles including dust mites; causing sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.

Drug Allergies

Skin reactions to medications, such as the very common penicillin allergy, as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen), or chemotherapy drugs. Drug allergy symptoms range from mild skin rashes to severe anaphylaxis.

Insect Sting Allergies

Allergic reaction to insect stings, with symptoms ranging from swelling to anaphylaxis.

Latex Allergy

Immune response to proteins in latex, causing skin irritation, hives, or anaphylaxis.

Allergic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Chronic skin condition triggered by allergens or irritants, leading to dry, itchy skin.

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic reaction affecting the eyes, causing redness, itching, and watering.

Contact Dermatitis

Skin rash triggered by contact with allergens or irritants, like cosmetics or certain plants.

Typical Allergy Symptoms

We all have an understanding that different allergies reflect their distinct symptoms, which in some cases are similar or even the same as well. However, the symptoms of the same allergies can also vary greatly for different individuals, depending on the specifics of each person’s condition.

Some of the most commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Hives
  • Itchiness
  • Rash
  • Face Swelling
  • Itchy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Watery or irritated eyes
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath

These allergy symptoms can vary. Some people might experience uncomfortable or inconvenient, but manageable, symptoms; while others going through the same allergy might be dealing with the risk of severe harm or death.

How Are Allergy Tests Performed?

Blood Test

Skin Patch Testing

Skin Prick Test

How Much Do Allergy Tests Cost?

While the cost of an allergy test may depend on the specific types of allergy screenings required for your condition, along with what allergens are being tested, most of the blood allergy test available at Manhattan Medical Arts are covered by insurance.

For further test-specific information, you may contact your insurance provider. You can also check the complete list of allergy testing panels in our insurance section for further reference.

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