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Wed: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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The London Skin and Hair Clinic
233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN
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Allergy testing

Allergy testing

What is Allergy Testing?

There are three forms of allergy testing. This page refers to allergy testing through blood tests. We also offer patch testing and more information on patch testing can be found here. We do not currently offer skinprick allergy testing.

Allergy Testing - What's Involved?

A sample of blood is taken which is tested against a profile or set of allergens. There are standard profiles (such as eczema provoking, and shellfish) or individual allergens can be tested against. We offer the following allergy profiles at our clinic:

  • UK
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • Food & Inhalants
  • Inhalants
  • Food
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Children’s Panel
  • Shellfish
  • Finfish
  • Cereal – singles
  • Antibiotics
  • Insects
  • Combined Shellfish/Finfish
  • Milk & Milk Proteins
  • Stone fruit/Rosaceae family
  • Eczema Provoking Profile
  • Gluten Allergy Profile
  • Rhinitis Provoking Profil
  • Histamine Releasing Urticaria Test
  • Drug Allergy Testing

We also offer over 480 individual allergens that can be tested for. You can find out more details online at our laboratory here.

What are the costs for having an Allergy Test?

You can find our fee schedule here.

Is there any preparation needed before having a test?

A consultation with a dermatologist is required prior to any allergy testing. The Dermatologist will review your medical history and identify potential triggers to your allergies. They may ask you to keep a food diary or lifestyle diary to help identify allergens.

Is there any aftercare required?

There is no aftercare required.

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October 13, 2020
Protocol for patients attending in-person appointments or treatment at The London Skin and Hair Clinic during covid-19 (Updated 13th October...
August 28, 2020
The London Skin and Hair Clinic will be closed for the August bank holiday weekend, on Monday 31st August and...

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If you are an existing patient of the clinic, or you know the type of medical dermatology consultation you require, you can book online directly - click below to see our Dermatologists schedules. We charge a £10 deposit to confirm the apopintment which is deducted from the consultation charge, or for insured patients, refunded when you provide valid insurance details.
If you are not sure which of our Dermatologists is most suitable for you, please fill out the form below and one of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment for you

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