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Skin Prick Testing

The Hospital provides a skin testing service through the Respiratory Unit and Allergy Unit. Respiratory Unit allergens include pollens, dust mites, animals and moulds. The Allergy Unit deals with foods.

On arrival for skin prick testing  the patient will complete an allergy questionnaire which helps us to interpret their reactions and report back to their referring doctor.

The allergy test is administered and read by our team, then reported by the Consultant.

All consultants at London Allergy Specialists work for London NHS teaching hospitals and are trained to the highest standards demanded by the Healthcare Commission.

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    Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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    If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4060.

    Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

    If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

    If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

    If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

    *Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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