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Testing for drug allergy


In case of suspected drug allergy, a blood sample is taken to assess specific IgE (as far as available/applicable) against the certain drug. Skin testing is performed step by step with increasing concentrations of drug on a second occasion.


Beside skin prick testing, the intracutaneous test is used due to its higher sensitivity. In case of unclear results or in case of drugs we cannot test, a specific provocation performed in a hospital is recommended.


Pleas note:

The FAZ is an appointment clinic and not an acute ambulance.

In case of acute symptoms, please contact specialists or hospital outpatient departments.