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Crystal Lake residents ask, “Is allergy testing near me accurate?

Food allergies, penicillin, bee venom and more can be accurately diagnosed with allergy testing. If you have noticed hives, swelling, vomiting, or other symptoms after coming into contact with or ingesting certain substances, it may be time to consider allergy testing. For allergy testing near me, look no further than Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn. The team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois has offices in Elgin, and Crystal Lake.

Allergy tests accurately determine the severity of an allergy or reaction. This information allows your physician to create the most appropriate treatment plan, which may include avoidance, medications, or immunotherapy.

Accuracy of each allergy test

With the number of allergy tests available, most conditions can be accurately detected quickly and effectively. Depending upon your unique situation, your doctor will determine the most appropriate test to diagnose your triggers. The following tests may be used:

  • Skin prick tests are commonly used to diagnose allergic conditions. Many allergies can be detected with this fast, accurate test. The skin is exposed to tiny amounts of potential allergens with a simple prick. Results are available in minutes.
  • Skin patch tests also expose the skin to potential allergens. The allergen is placed on the skin and then covered with a patch. Results are available a couple of days later.
  • On occasion, skin testing can produce false positives or false negatives. It is possible to react differently to the allergens or tests on separate occasions. However, skin testing is generally an accurate diagnostic tool for most allergens.
  • Blood tests may be done on patients who cannot undergo skin testing or to clarify results. Although not as sensitive as skin tests, blood tests search for antibodies in the blood that the body may make in response to the presence of an allergen.

Whether you have food allergies, seasonal allergies, or allergies to antibiotics, contact Dr. Askenazi, and Dr. Hahn to learn more about allergy testing and your treatment options. Call the office today to schedule your appointment at one of our convenient locations. (847) 888-8802

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Dr. Noga Askenazi, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Dr. Noga Askenazi | Dr. Eugenia Hahn | Meredith Cirrincione

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, AMITA, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.

Dr. Eugenia Hahn is a highly recognized board certified allergist and immunologist who treats patients of all ages. Her areas of special interest are food allergy, eczema, and asthma. She is president of the Illinois Society of Allergy & Asthma, a National Committee leader of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology working on new treatment options for patients. She is a consultant for Advocate, Northwestern, AMITA, Northwest Community healthcare systems amongst many others. Her patients mean everything to her as she takes pride in finding the why behind the problem. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.