Whether it’s ingested, inhaled, has made contact with your skin or is either an intrinsic or extrinsic antigen causing your immune system to create antibodies to attack it, the Cornerstone Medical Clinic (CMC) team will solve the puzzle through allergy testing, which can be skin-based or require blood work.
Type 1-hypersensitivity results in an allergic reaction to an allergen that made contact with you or was inhaled, ingested or injected. The CMC staff would perform a standard skin or blood test (often for children) to figure out what exactly causes the allergic reaction, requiring apt maneuvering & a knack for keeping patients at ease.
Type 2-hypersensitivity entails the need for blood work – IgG serum testing – as the CMC staff are searching for antibodies that bind with the antigens on the patient’s own cell surfaces. A greater concentration of Immunoglobulin G when responding to certain allergens, food or pollen, may indicate a specific allergic response.