Dr. Bikhazi's Utah allergist clinic offers comprehensive allergy testing services, including both blood and skin tests. Allergy testing is crucial in identifying the specific substances that trigger allergic reactions in individuals. Skin tests are performed using a skin prick or patch test method to check for immediate allergic reactions to various allergens such as mold, foods, dust mites, and pet dander. Results of skin tests are typically available within 20 minutes.
In cases where skin conditions or medication usage may interfere with the results, blood tests are conducted. Blood testing, also known as IgE blood tests, can be helpful in situations where it is not easy to observe the results on the skin or when multiple skin tests are not feasible. It can also be useful for identifying the most likely cause of allergic reactions in individuals with positive reactions to different allergens.
The Utah allergist clinic run by Dr. Bikhazi follows a comprehensive approach to allergy testing and treatment, ensuring that patients receive accurate diagnoses and effective management strategies for their allergies.