Allergen Testing

Allergies come in all types: foods, drugs, insect stings, animals, mold and mildew, and pollen. Allergens are the substances that induce the allergic reactions.

Health-care professionals test individuals for the susceptibility to allergens. Knowing one’s allergy allows that person to stay clear of the allergen. Food allergies are the easiest to avoid. If you are allergic to peanuts, you don’t eat them. While that sounds easier than it is, it is reality. Outdoor environmental allergens such as pollens and grasses are a bit more difficult to avoid; unless, of course, you can avoid the outdoors.

The goal of any allergy treatment is to prevent the allergy symptoms from developing. Prevention includes learning to avoid the allergen that triggers the allergy. For many people, managing indoor environmental allergens is the simplest solution. Our purpose is to identify the allergens in your home so that you can eliminate or avoid them.

One of the most common indoor environmental allergens is dust and dust mites that thrive on dust. Dog and cat dander are also common allergens. Air testing for allergens can identify where you are exposed and provide solutions for avoidance.