When you receive patch testing, it typically involves a standard series of tests to the skin using a patch. The patch is left on the skin for 48 hours and any reactions are then measured when the patch is removed. This is a very detailed test that sometimes even requires multiple visits to your local Arcadia allergist to read and interpret the tests.
Our board certified allergists at Arcadia Allergy & Asthma can perform patch testing on a variety of different materials such as chemicals, metals, sunscreens, dental materials, foods, and more. Should you feel that there is a test we should perform that we do not offer, feel free to suggest it so that it can be made available for you.