Allergen Skin Prick Testing

Foods

Egg White (Chicken) Gallus gallus

Cow’s Whole Milk Bos taurus

Shrimp Crangon penaeus

Peanut Mix Arachis hypogaea

Animals

Cat Hair Felis domesticus

Dog Epithelium Canis lupus familiaris

Horse Epithelium Equus caballus

Feather Mix (Chicken, Duck, Goose)

Trees

Acacia Acacia longifolia

Eucalyptus (Blue Gum) Eucalyptus globulus

Mite & Insects

Dust Mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus 

Dust Mite Dermatophagoides farina

Cockroach Mix (America, German)

Grass

Bermuda Grass Cynodon dactylon

Johnson Grass, Sorghum Halepense

Rye, Perennial Lolium perenne

Bahia Grass Paspalum notatum

Moulds

 Cladosporium cladosporioides (Hormodendrum cladosporioides)

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus fumigatus

Alternaria alternate Alternaria tenus

Penicillium notatum

Prior to your test you will need to withhold from using any antihistamines for 72 hours

Please inform staff at the time of booking if you are taking prednisolone 

Note: Mood stabilisers (e.g. Endep, Avanza) can cause a false negative test

During the test you will need to sit with your arm extended out on a pillow. The scientist will need to draw on your arm to allocate areas for each skin allergen to be applied. The scientist will then apply a drop of each allergen and then using a small needle, prick the skin to introduce the allergen. The second allergen applied is a positive control which will become itchy, so don’t be alarmed as this is meant to happen. The positive control will be measured after 10 minutes and the allergens will be measured after 20 minutes.

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