Testing

We are proud to offer full service, highly-specialized evaluations and treatments that are not readily found in our local communities or academic institutions. We also offer a variety of specialized tests which allow us to further understand and evaluate your disease.

For more in-depth information about allergy testing, please view our video about the skin prick test by clicking here, or visiting the Allergy Testing page at aaaai.org.

Allergy Tests Include:

  • Colorado Allergy Scratch TestingScratch test (also known as a puncture or prick test)– A series of small scratches are made on the skin to allow the antigen to enter. If a reaction occurs -often a small, raised, itchy area- it may indicate sensitivity to that antigen. The skin prick is not a shot and doesn’t cause bleeding.

 

 

  • Colorado Allergy Intradermal testIntradermal test- A small amount of antigen is injected under the skin on the arm. This is performed when further testing is needed to confirm a suspected allergen.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Colorado Allergy patch testPatch test-Another method is to apply an allergen to a patch, which is then placed on the skin. This is used to determine allergens or irritants that could cause skin reactions such as dermatitis.

 

 

 

Other Tests Include:

  • Spirometry Testing – a test to determine lung capacity
  • Rhinolaryngoscopy – a direct visualization of the nasal passages and voice box
  • Nasal Endoscopy – a direct visualization used to fully evaluate the nasal passages and assess prior sinus surgery
  • Medication Allergy Testing and Desensitization
  • Vaccine Testing and Desensitization
  • Oral Desensitization to Allergic Foods

Specialty Tests Include:

  • Food and Preservative Challenges
  • Methacholine Challenge – diagnostic inhalation test for asthma
  • Exercise Challenge – assessment to rule out or confirm exercise induced asthma or vocal cord dysfunction
  • Full Pulmonary Function Testing – reserved for patients with more severe asthma or COPD; measures lung capacity and function
  • Asthma and Exercise Clinics
  • Exercise Challenges
  • Venom Testing