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Specialty Testing

Best Specialty Testing in Elgin and Crystal Lake

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from allergies, and many are undiagnosed. Some types of allergies can be prevented or effectively treated, and others can be avoided. However, until you know what you are allergic to, you are at the mercy of that substance. Symptoms may be continuous, occasional, or seasonal, depending on the trigger. Every person, and every allergy, is unique, making it difficult to determine the precise cause without a scientific test.

At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois, we provide a variety of diagnostic services, to get you started on the path to great health. Our testing methods include:

  • Skin prick test – Most allergies can be detected with skin prick testing, which is fast, comfortable, and accurate. It is performed by exposing the skin to very small amounts of specific potential allergens with a painless prick, and the results can be read in a matter of minutes.
  • Skin patch test – This variation of skin testing takes two or three days to provide results. A tiny amount of suspected allergens is placed on the skin and covered with an adhesive patch.
  • Blood test – On occasion, a blood test may be needed to clarify the results of skin testing.
  • Oral challenge – Food allergies can typically be detected with skin testing. However, on occasion, the only way to determine an allergy is consuming measured amounts of potentially problematic foods under close supervision.
  • Lung-function testing – We use a sophisticated device to measure several aspects of lung functionality, for diagnosis of asthma and other allergy-associated respiratory problems.

Depending on the nature of your symptoms, we may perform a blood test or a lung function test. In the case of food allergies, an oral ingestion challenge, where you consume small quantities of the food protein, may be required for certain diagnosis.

Don’t continue to suffer with uncomfortable or dangerous allergy symptoms. We can help you understand your allergies and control the symptoms. Call (847) 888-8802 Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois at and schedule a consultation today. Our offices are located in Crystal Lake and Elgin.

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.

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Many Patients are satisfied and even ecstatic with the abilities of Dr. Askenazi and
the team at Advance Allergy & Asthma Associates.