Testing Is Essential For A Diagnosis

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If you suspect allergies are causing your symptoms, it is important to establish an accurate diagnosis so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be initiate.

The St. Louis Sinus Center takes very thorough steps to establish a diagnosis and include:

  • Gathering your detailed medical history.
  • Performing a thorough examination of your ears, nose, throat and head.
  • Conducting an Endoscopy to determine if infection and/or structural abnormalities (deviated septum or polyps) are contributing to your symptoms.
  • Completing an allergy test to confirm allergies and measure severity.

There are two types of allergy tests:

  • Modified Quantitative Testing (MQT) or Skin Prick Testing – The most common type of diagnostic allergy test and is performed at the St. Louis Sinus Center. With skin testing, we expose your skin to a variety of allergens and then observe for a reaction
  • As an alternative to MQT, ImmunoCAP Testing – This is a simple blood test which measures sensitivities
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