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Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Evaluation

Due to a staffing shortage, we may be temporarily closing our injection room from noon-1 p.m. on some days. Our last allergy shot will be administered at 4 p.m. Our last non-allergy shot will be administered at 4:25 p.m. Please check with our front desk staff for injection room hours on the day you plan to come in by calling 206-223-6173. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Asthma, allergy and immunology evaluations include a complete medical history, directed physical exam and appropriate testing. These tests may be part of your evaluation:

  • skin testing - prick method
  • pulmonary function tests
  • methacholine challenge (test for asthma)
  • selected blood tests
  • X-rays, including CAT scans
  • drug testing and challenges

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health provides on-site laboratory and radiology services. On-site specialist referrals also are available, including pulmonary physicians and ear, nose and throat physicians. For out-of-town patients, a special effort is made to finish necessary testing and physician visits within the patient’s time constraints. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, call 206-223-6173.