What are the advantages of allergy blood tests compared to skin prick tests?

Allergy blood tests offer several advantages over skin prick tests, including:

  • They can be performed on individuals who cannot undergo skin prick testing due to skin conditions, medications, or other factors.
  • They do not require direct exposure to allergens, making them safer for individuals with severe allergies or asthma.
  • They can test for a wider range of allergens in a single blood sample, making them more convenient and efficient for some individuals.
  • They are not affected by certain medications (such as antihistamines) that can interfere with skin prick test results.