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Venom Testing & Venom Immunotherapy

Venom Testing & Venom Immunotherapy

Venom Testing & Venom Immunotherapy

Venom Testing & Venom Immunotherapy2021-03-31T20:26:17+00:00

Venom testing is a skin test that checks for allergies to venom from stinging insects.

If you think that you may be allergic to bees or other stinging insects, your allergy doctor will likely confirm your allergies through venom testing. Venom testing is a skin test that checks for allergies to venom from stinging insects such as bees and wasps.

Venom testing checks for allergy to a group of insects known as Hymenoptera. Testing to honey bee, wasp, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white hornet and fire ant is available. Testing involves both prick skin testing and intradermal testing.

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VENOM TESTING & VENOM IMMUNOTHERAPY IN LAS VEGAS

Venom testing can help determine if you require venom immunotherapy. Allergic reactions to stings may cause significant symptoms, cause impairment in quality of life, and are sometimes fatal. Reactions may occur in individuals with no previous abnormal reactions to stings. Your doctor will conduct an interview to determine if venom testing is necessary.

What Insects Does a Venom Test Cover?

A venom test will look for an allergic reaction to several stinging insects in the category called “Hymenoptera.” This family includes:

  • Yellow jackets

  • Yellow hornets

  • White-faced hornets

  • Wasps

  • Honey bees

It is possible that you may be allergic to multiple types of Venom, which will be uncovered in the test.

allergy testing infographic about insect stings

How is a Venom Test Performed?

Venom testing involves a prick test, intradermal injections, and subcutaneous injections. Prick skin testing, also known as scratch testing, is one type of allergy test. A small disposable prick device applies the allergy extract to the skin by scratching or pricking the skin. A hive or raised bump may occur at the site of the prick test. Each test site will be measured and compared to a positive and negative control allowing for specific allergies of the patient to be identified. Prick testing may be applied to the forearms or the back depending upon the age of the patient, the number of tests ordered, and the condition of the skin. Results occur, typically between 10-20 minutes.

Intradermal skin testing is another type of allergy testing. A small intradermal injection applies the allergy extract underneath the skin. A hive or raised bump may occur at the site of the intradermal test. Each test site will be measured and compared to a positive and negative control allowing for specific allergies of the patient to be identified. Intradermal testing is typically applied to the outer arm. Results occur, typically between 10- 20 minutes, however, depending on the number of items being tested this test may take several hours to complete.

Subcutaneous injection may be required, depending on the test results. A subcutaneous injection is a method of administering medication. Subcutaneous means under the skin. In this type of injection, a short needle is used to inject a drug into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle.

Venom Immunotherapy

Once the testing is completed, the doctor will determine if Venom immunotherapy is necessary. Venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is available to patients with positive test results who have a history of potential life-threatening reactions to bee stings. Venom immunotherapy involves a series of injections and the primary goal is to desensitize the patient to their allergen.

Contact Dr. Tottori, the best allergist in Las Vegas, to get relief from your asthma and allergy symptoms. You can make an appointment through our website or by calling (702) 240 4233.

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Patient parking is conveniently located near the (south) front entrance and (north) rear entrance of our building. Additional parking is located on the (west) side of our building. Accessible parking available.

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Patient parking is conveniently located near the (south) front entrance and (north) rear entrance of our building. Additional parking is located on the (west) side of our building. Accessible parking available.

Day Office Hours Allergy Shot Hours
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Tuesday CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm
Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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8am-12pm / Allergy Shots 8:30-11:45am

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Patient parking is conveniently located near the (east) side entrance of our building, adjacent to the large parking lot. Additional parking is located on the (north, south and west) side of our building. Accessible parking available.

Day Office Hours Allergy Shot Hours
Monday CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Wednesday CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
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Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED

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Monday
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Tuesday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Wednesday
CLOSED

Thursday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

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8:45am-5:45pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am–11:15 am/2:00 pm–4:45 pm

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CLOSED

Sunday
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