Allergy Testing Brisbane

WE OFFER ALLERGY CONSULTATION AND TESTING IN BRISBANE LOCATIONS.

 

NO WAITING LIST!

 

To book please call us on (07) 3133 0822 (Underwood)

No Referral Required !

 

Find out more about our Allergy Testing Service with our video below:

What is allergy?

 

Allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are usually harmless to most individuals.

 

These substances are known as allergens and are found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, moulds, foods and some medicines. The reaction can vary from mild to life threatening (anaphylaxis).

Mechanism of allergy

 

These allergens are harmless unless the body’s immune system reacts to them by making antibodies to them.   In allergic reactions, these antibodies are in the IgE class, which stick to the surface of specialized cells called mast cells.  Allergens combine with IgE antibodies to release substances from mast cells including histamine, which causes swelling and inflammation and this may cause significant discomfort.

Allergy symptoms

 

Symptoms vary from one individual to another. These may include itchy and runny nose (allergic rhinitis), itchy eyes and throat, breathing difficulties, tongue swelling, bloating and stomach upset, eczema, and hives.

How prevalent are allergic conditions in Australia?

 

Allergies affect one in five people on average.

 

How can we help?

 

At Top Health Doctors Allergy Clinics, we acknowledge and appreciate the effects allergic conditions can have on your life.

 

That is why we have created Allergy clinics, run by a group of family physicians with special interest in allergy testing and treatment. It is both accessible and affordable.

 

At the allergy clinic we offer the following:

 

  • Comprehensive allergy consultation and management for many allergic conditions (bulk billed*)
  • Skin Prick Testing (small gap fee)
  • Dietician session (for food allergies)

 

We do not perform skin prick testing on children less than 2 years old.
We work closely with immunologists for other further investigations e.g. food challenges.

 

Instructions to New Patients: 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before allocated appointment time to complete New Patient Allergy Questionnaire.
  • Alternatively, patient can download and fill in form at home, and bring it to our practice.

Top Health Doctors Home Page > Patient Info > Patient Forms > Allergy Service Form

  • Allergy consult plus skin prick testing may take 45 minutes to 1 hr +

Consultation with our doctor is 20mins

Skin Prick Testing takes 15 – 20 minutes

Post-test observation period 20 minutes +

  • Our Consultation is bulk billed
  • There is a small gap fee for our Skin Prick Test
  • Certain medications need to be stopped before skin prick testing:

Antihistamines / antihistamines nasal spray (7 days prior)

Certain reflux medications H2 blockers (e.g. Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine) (1 day before).

Older antidepressants / nerve pain killers (e.g. Amitriptyline [Endep], clomipramine, dothiepin, doxepin, imipramine, mianserin, mirtazapine and trimipramine) (7 days prior).

Please do not use any moisturiser / body lotion on forearms and back on day of testing.

* Conditions apply

Please see our Disclaimer in the FAQ page.