Tests and Procedures

Scripps Clinic Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Scripps Clinic Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

To accurately diagnose and effectively treat allergic diseases and conditions, specialists in the Scripps Clinic Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology perform the following tests and procedures:

  • Allergy skin testing for:
    • Drugs such as penicillin, sulfa, insulin
    • Foods
    • Latex
    • Local anesthetics
    • Mold, dander & dust
    • Pollen
    • Venoms from stinging insects
  • Challenge tests to diagnose:
    • Aspartame allergy
    • Food and food additive allergies
    • Obscure asthma
    • Penicillin allergy
    • Specific allergen reactions
    • Sulfite allergy
  • Delayed hypersensitivity skin tests for:
  • Immunizations for:
  • Lung function testing to:
    • Diagnose Asthma
    • Determine effectiveness of asthma treatment
  • Nasal smear to diagnose:
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Patch testing
  • Radiocontrast pre-treatment
  • Skin biopsy