Tests and Procedures

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
    • Aspirin sensitivity
    • 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