Testing for allergies in children

Allergies should be recognised and treated as early as possible. On the one hand, this is important in order to alleviate the course of an existing allergy and, on the other hand, to prevent the development of new allergies. An allergy risk is always present when blood relatives (especially parents) are found to suffer from allergies. In principle, there is no lower age limit for allergy tests. The tendency to develop allergies can already be determined in infancy via a blood test; thus preventative measures can be undertaken in advance. A test series for skin tests tailored to the allergy triggers important in childhood allows the detection of special forms of allergies in addition to the antibody tests with a blood sample.

In our allergy outpatient clinic there is always a paediatrician present.

Test procedure:

1. Consultation with a doctor and preparation of the test programme

2. Skin test

3. Blood sample

Time required for the first day of testing: approx. 1 hour (waiting time included).

It is not necessary for the child to be present during the final consultation (discussing results).