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Skin prick test

The prick test is an allergy testing method.

It can provide information about

  • Allergy

Procedure

A prick test may also be called a scratch test. A solution containing an allergen is applied to the skin. This is then lightly pricked or scratched. The liquid enters the skin and, in the case of an allergy, causes a skin reaction at the corresponding spot. If the patient is not allergic to a substance, the skin at this spot does not react. In the case of an allergy, a welt forms on the skin. The bigger the welt, the clearer the indication of an allergy.

Duration

Approx. 30 minutes

Kardiologie Pneumologie Basel Pricktest (Allergietest)

Herz-Lungen-Praxis

Spalenring 147
4055 Basel

T +41 848 121 121
Contact

Opening hours

Monday – Friday
07:30 – 18:00 h

Arrival

Public transport
Bus no. 50
Tram no. 1, no. 6 Brausebad

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