Patch testing is used to identify possible contact allergies.
A patch test is not the same as skin prick test. Skin prick test is used to test for other types of allergies such as food or hay fever. At Armadale Skin Clinic, we test for 35 common skin allergens.
When attending your initial consultation with doctor, remember to bring along cosmetic, perfume, ointment, lotion, cream, jewellery, clothing or shoes that may be responsible for your contact allergy. If allergy patch testing is recommended, please consider if you can commit to coming in several times.
Timeline is as follows:
Day 0 Application of patches
Day 2 First reading after removal of patches
Day 4 Second reading