Skin prick testing is when a tiny amount of allergen – like dust, or grass pollen, is inoculated into the skin using a tiny sharp point. If you are allergic to the substance inoculated, a reaction will occur. It is a good test, although slightly difficult to standardise, and subjective in that the size of the reaction is measured with a ruler, and the reaction site is not always uniform etc. We use this testing to corroborate allergy test we do on serum – which we get from a blood test, and then measure the antibodies present in your blood – its more scientific, and the gold standard for allergy testing. That test is called ImmunoCAP.
Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.
Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.
Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.
Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.