Provocation Tests

The definitive test in allergy is exposure to the food or medicine that is suspected of causing an allergy. As long as it is done correctly, in the right setting, by trained professionals, this is a safe procedure. Sometimes, this test is required to establish if an allergy has been outgrown or when the history and allergy tests are not in agreement. We are able to offer both high and low risk food and drug provocation challenges. The process involved will be fully explained if this is required.

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Professor Adam Fox

Date reviewed: March 2021

Adam Fox is a Professor of Paediatric Allergy with over 20 years experience in both the NHS and private sector. Professor Fox is Commercial Medical Director at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and the founding Director of the KCL Allergy Academy, a postgraduate educational programme, which was a finalist at the BMJ Awards in 2018.

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