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Allergy Testing – Vancouver Naturopaths

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We frequently test for allergies to food, dogs, cats, and environmental allergens such trees, pollen, grass, and dust.

Our Naturopathic doctors look at the type of allergic response you’re having, then choose the appropriate allergy test.

*click for more info about our food allergy tests – our Naturopathic doctors test for a number of food allergies.

 

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Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

Who would benefit from Allergy Testing?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from allergy testing:

  • allergy testing in vancouver downtownwheezing when breathing
  • chest congestion
  • itchy eyes nose or throat
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • watery eyes
  • hive
  • rashes
  • itchy skin
  • cramping
  • diarrhea or bloating.

Generally speaking:

Inhaled allergens will produce signs and symptoms that affect the respiratory system and mucus membranes.

Ingested (food) allergens will produce signs and symptoms on the skin or in the gastrointestinal system (stomach, intestines, colon).

What Type of Allergy Testing Do We Do?

Our Vancouver allergy testing protocol focuses on three types of allergy tests; blood and scratch testing. These types of tests are better suited to chronic allergens.

Skin testing, which you may be familiar with, is best suited for acute allergens, however it is not a good test for chronic allergies.

How Does the Blood Testing Work?

All you need to do is have a small pin prick and this will produce enough blood for the test. Your Naturopath will then ship it off for testing.

How does skin (scratch) allergy testing work?

Skin allergy testing is a method for diagnosing allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response. In the prick (scratch) test, a few drops of the purified allergen are gently pricked on to the skin surface of the forearm. This test is usually done in order to identify allergies to pet dander, dust, pollen or dust mites. This is the most common allergy testing method.

 


Downtown Vancouver Allergy Testing

vancouver naturopathic medicine aumakua integrated wellness clinic phone number


Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

Allergy testing, as provided by our downtown Vancouver naturopaths, is simple, accurate and easy to do. Sometimes our naturopathic doctors use a combination of diagnostic tools for additional testing.

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