Allergy Patch Testing
Patch testing is a way of identifying whether a substance that comes in contact with the skin is causing inflammation of the skin. Patch testing can help determine if you have allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis. It is the only way that your allergist can prove that a substance is causing or aggravating your dermatitis.
What to Expect
The test panel includes 36 different substances or mixes-all of which are well-known
causes of contact dermatitis. Patch testing requires three visits that take approximately 30-45 minutes.