Allergy & Asthma Center
2625 Box Canyon Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 360-6100


Allergy Skin Testing

Skin testing can determine allergies to animals, dust mites, insects, pollens, mold, latex, and foods. It involves introduction of a small amount of the suspected allergen under the skin surface either by the prick or intradermal method. The skin is then observed for swelling and redness which are signs of a reaction. Multiple allergens can be tested simultaneously and results are observed within 20 minutes.

Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)

Immunotherapy is a highly effective treatment of allergy to airborne allergens such as pollens, mold, dust mites and animal dander. It involves administering gradually increasing doses of allergens which cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the allergens.

Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry)

This test records the amount and rate of air that is breathed in and out of the lungs over a specified time and is useful in diagnosing lung disorders. Measurements such as the FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) and the FVC (forced vital capacity) are important in assessing asthma.

Patch Testing

This can determine allergies to specific chemical substances contained in products that come in contact with the skin. Suspected allergens, along with a broad screening series, are applied to the skin, covered, and observed for several days to see if a reaction occurs. Based on the results, avoidance regimens and new product selections are carefully planned.

Food Allergy - Diagnosis, Education, and Food Challenges

Once a careful history has been taken, limited skin testing is performed. Avoidance and appropriate emergency treatment measures are then reviewed with the patient. In certain situations an oral food challenge may be performed under physician supervision.

Stinging Insect Venom -Testing and Desensitization

Skin testing is performed with the venoms of the major stinging insects: bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants. Based on the findings a protocol of venom desensitization is set up.

Vaccine-Testing, Challenges, and Desensitization

Medication Allergy -Testing, Challenges, and Desensitization

Immunomodulators and Biologics

Coordination and administration of agents such as intravenous or subcutaneous immunoglobulin and anti-IgE (Xolair).