Allergy Testing - Hayfever
Skin Prick Testing from £150
- Fast-track appointments
- High quality private healthcare
- Access to over 22 Experienced Consultants
How we can help?
At Newry Private Clinic, we have a team of specialist doctors and nurses that can help you find relief from your hayfever allergies and improve your quality of life.
Our clinic offers a detailed skin prick test to establish the main allergen that is causing your rhinitis. We offer various high level treatments for various allergic conditions, including injections and immunotherapy.
We understand that living with allergies can be a challenge, and we are committed to working with our patients to find effective solutions for their unique needs. Our clinic takes a personalised approach to care, with each patient receiving individualised attention and treatment plans tailored to their specific allergies.
We are passionate about helping our patients live healthy, allergy-free lives, and we look forward to the opportunity to provide you with the care and support you need. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
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Our areas of care
Our skin prick testing offers tests for the following allergens:
- cat hair
- dog hair
Results are immediate and the best form of treatment is discussed and organised for you.
Making an appointment
Complete the, ‘Talk to us today,’ form to make an appointment, alternatively, call us for a friendly, conﬁdential chat about the treatment you need. We can recommend the most appropriate consultant and arrange an appointment at a time that suits.
Your initial consultation will look like this:
- Discussion of your medical history and issue
- A thorough skin prick test
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
If you need further appointments or follow-up care, your consultant will review your options, offering advice and guidance on your next steps.
What does a skin prick test involve?
A skin prick test, also known as a puncture or scratch test, is a common diagnostic test used to identify allergies in individuals.
During the test, a small amount of allergen extract (such as pollen, dust mites, or animal dander) is placed on the surface of the skin, usually on the forearm or back. The skin is then pricked or scratched with a sterile needle or lancet, allowing the allergen to penetrate the top layer of skin.
If the person being tested is allergic to the specific allergen, a small raised bump or hive will appear on the skin within about 15 minutes. The size of the bump or hive will indicate the severity of the allergic reaction.
Skin prick testing is a quick and relatively painless way to determine whether someone has an allergy to a specific substance. It can be used to diagnose allergies to common allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and trees.
How to Pay
If you are a self-funded patient, you can pay your bill in person when you come for your appointment or contact us by phone at +44 28 3025 7708 where we can take payment over the phone prior to your visit. If you are covered by private health insurance, click below to find information about payment.Payment & Pricing Information
Below are some common queries we receive. If you have another question that we have not answered on this page, complete the, 'Talk to us today,' form.
A full skin prick test with immediate results costs £150.
If your reaction is severe, you may need to attend our consultant paediatrician or otolaryngologist to discuss high level treatment options.
We can offer skin prick testing to those aged 3 years and over. To book an appointment, complete the, ‘Talk to us today,’ form or call us on +442830257708.
7 days prior to your appointment, you need to stop using any antihistamines or over the counter nasal treatments. This allows for a thorough and accurate test.
What our patients say
There’s a reason why our Google Reviews gives us a 5-star rating.
Encountering a medical challenge can be a frightening and distressing experience. I took my mum to The Newry Clinic where all her worries (and mine) were dealt with professionally, calmly and sensitively. The appointment system was efficient and immediate, the welcome from all staff was reassuring and personalised, and the medical consultant had expertise and patient care in spades. Due to the current health care context in Ireland we found ourselves pursuing the private route for the first time, it was a pleasant and reassuring experience at The Newry Clinic.
Wendy McKeown, Newry
Had my dad at the clinic recently for Microsuction, fantastic service from Nurse McGarry and all the staff in the clinic. He felt so comfortable and enjoyed his experience, leaving the clinic with a smile on his face!
Martina McCartan, Newcastle
I attended an appointment with Dr. Glackin. my appointment was very professional and reassuring. The staff at the clinic were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!
Odhrann McAllister, Dublin
I went to the gynaecologist in this clinic after attending one locally with an ongoing problem for over 10 years. In one single visit I was told the problem and given a prescription there and then. I'm forever thankful to the doctor as I was being treated for the wrong thing for years.
Orla Callan, Belfast
I dont usually write reviews, but for Mr. David McCaul, I owe you one! I have had 2 encounters with Mr McCaul now, once last year to fix a perforated ear drum and a few weeks back to have a procedure on my throat. He has helped me in many ways, fixing my eardrum and giving me my hearing back to 100% volume. if anyone has ENT issues, and need a diagnosis or even just a bit of reassurance, This is one Gentleman that I would give the highest recommendation for. Thanks Again to Newry private Clinic and Mr McCaul.
Craig Watt, Banbridge