Clinical Services Stanley Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Centre

  • Allergy Management

    Skin Prick Test (SPT) being performed
    Allergy - Prick Test
    • Comprehensive allergy management system is available in the clinic.
    • Diagnostic skin prick test (S.P.T.) for aero-allergen allergies for the 8 common aero-allergens are routinely done.
    • Modified RAST test (blood sample taken and IgE specific antibodies to the various allergens are measured).
    • Both tests are accurate when carefully chosen.
    • Which test to use depends on clinical situation, i.e. patients skin condition and whether anti-histamines are used.
    • Blood tests for food allergies and sensitivities also available.
  • Skin Prick Test (SPT)

    Results of Skin Prick Test (SPT) in 20 minutes
    • SPT procedure can be done in the clinic. It is a painless procedure that takes 5 minutes.
    • Results are available within 20 minutes.
    • Positive skin tests are indicated by a significant weal and flare reaction larger than the positive control.
    • Report will be interpreted by Dr Stanley.
  • Blood Test (Modified RAST)

    • A Modified Radioallergosorbent Test (RAST) by taking blood is an alternative to skin tests if the patients skin is too reactive/senstive or patients are on antihistamines. The results take 2-3 weeks to be known.

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