Allergy testing is a way to find out if you have an allergy. It can be done with a skin test or a blood test. With a skin test, a small amount of the allergen is placed on the skin. If you are allergic, you will have a reaction. With a blood test, a sample of your blood is taken and sent to a laboratory. The laboratory will look for antibodies to the allergen.
An allergy test is used to determine whether a person is allergic to a particular substance. Allergy tests can be performed using skin prick testing or blood testing. Skin prick testing involves placing a small amount of the allergen on the person’s skin and then pricking the skin to allow the allergen to enter. Blood tests for allergies measure the levels of antibodies in the blood that are specific to the allergen.