Allergy testing is helpful to find out what’s causing your symptoms, so your healthcare provider can create a treatment plan to help you live a healthier, happier life.


Sneezing, wheezing or have an upset stomach? There’s a chance you could be allergic to certain food, pollen, animals or something else. Valleywise Health offers allergy testing at your primary care provider’s office. All it takes is a simple blood test.

If you think allergies may be the cause of symptoms like itchy eyes, trouble breathing or skin irritation, it’s important to talk to your provider to determine if you need an allergy test.

Allergy testing is helpful to find out what’s causing your symptoms, so your healthcare provider can create a treatment plan to help you live a healthier, happier life. This includes learning what precautions to take and how to decrease your exposure to certain allergic triggers.

Allergy Blood Test

A blood test is a quick and simple way to get answers to your allergy questions. Also called a specific IgE (sIgE) blood test, this powerful tool can accurately diagnose your allergies by measuring the level of specific antibodies in the blood. These antibodies help your healthcare provider determine what you may be allergic to.

How it Works

  • A small sample of blood is drawn.
  • The blood is sent to a laboratory for analysis.
  • The results are returned a few days later for your healthcare provider to interpret.
  • This powerful diagnostic tool can reveal whether you’re sensitive to hundreds of possible allergens with one blood sample.

Common Allergy Symptoms

If you come into contact with a substance your immune system views as a threat, such as animal dander, a certain food, or a plant—your immune system releases a chemical called histamine. The release of histamine, along with other substances released by the body, trigger allergy symptoms that can range from mild to severe and can affect your skin, sinuses, airways, and/or digestive track.

Mild and more common allergy symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Stomach pain
  • Hives
  • Itchy mouth or ears
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, or throat

Recognizing the typical symptoms or allergy signs is the first step toward an accurate diagnosis, appropriate management, and optimal symptom relief. However, in most cases, it’s not so easy to trace a symptom back to its cause. That’s why it’s so important to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history, current symptoms, and testing options.

Common Types of Allergies

FOOD ALLERGIES

Because an allergic reaction to food can be so serious and severe, it’s important to know if your symptoms are caused by an intolerance, such as a lactose intolerance, or by an allergy to foods, such as eggs, milk, or peanuts. Some common food allergy symptoms can include digestive issues, hives, and intense itching.

ASTHMA

Allergic asthma, also known as allergy-induced asthma, happens when allergens trigger asthmatic responses. Some common symptoms of allergic asthma can include wheezing and shortness of breath. Learn more about allergic asthma and its symptoms.

SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Seasonal allergies are the result of allergens that happen during a specific time of year. Often, seasonal allergies occur during the spring and fall when pollen levels are at their highest, and can cause symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose.

YEAR-ROUND ALLERGIES

Year-round allergies stick around, regardless of the season. Common triggers can actually be found within your home, including things like dust mites, mold, and animals, and can cause coughing, runny nose, and sneezing.

WHEAT ALLERGY

Wheat allergy is most commonly seen in children and is usually outgrown by school-age. Rarely, it can cause severe reactions like anaphylaxis, and more commonly causes symptoms that include hives, nausea, and stomach cramps.

INSECT STING ALLERGY

When a bee, wasp, or hornet stings a person, it injects a small amount of venom into the person’s body. For those who are sensitized to the allergen, it can trigger an allergic response which can include pain, redness, and itching.

Allergy Testing Locations

Valleywise Community Health Center – Mesa

Valleywise Community Health Center – Mesa

Community Health Center

Valleywise Health Valleywise Health Medical Center

59 S. Hibbert, Mesa, AZ 85210
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Monday – Friday
7:00am - 5:30pm

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Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Mesa

Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Mesa

Behavioral Center

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570 W. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85201
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Valleywise Community Health Center – Chandler

Valleywise Community Health Center – Chandler

Community Health Center

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811 S. Hamilton St., Chandler, AZ 85225
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Monday – Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 11:30am

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Valleywise Community Health Center – Guadalupe

Valleywise Community Health Center – Guadalupe

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5825 E. Calle Guadalupe, Guadalupe, AZ 85283
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – Guadalupe Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm

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Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Phoenix

Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Phoenix

Behavioral Center

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2619 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Valleywise Health Medical Center

Valleywise Health Medical Center

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Valleywise Health Valleywise Health Medical Center

2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
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24 hours a day, Sunday through Saturday

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Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Phoenix

Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Phoenix

Comprehensive Health Center

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2525 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Monday – Friday
7:00am - 5:00pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – North Phoenix

Valleywise Community Health Center – North Phoenix

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2025 W Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – North Phoenix Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell

Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell

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1101 N. Central Ave., Suite 204 Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am - 5:00pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – South Central Phoenix

Valleywise Community Health Center – South Central Phoenix

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Valleywise Health Valleywise Health Medical Center

33 W. Tamarisk St., Phoenix, AZ 85041
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Central Phoenix Hours

Monday – Saturday
7:00am - 5:30pm

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Valleywise Emergency – Maryvale

Valleywise Emergency – Maryvale

Emergency Care Center

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5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Emergency – Maryvale Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale

Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale

Behavioral Center

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5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

Community Health Center

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5650 S 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm

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Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Peoria

Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Peoria

Comprehensive Health Center

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8088 W. Whitney Dr., Peoria, AZ 85345
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center – Peoria Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday
7:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – West Maryvale

Valleywise Community Health Center – West Maryvale

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7808 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033
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Monday – Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale

Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale

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950 E. Van Buren St., Avondale, AZ 85323
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Monday – Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 4:30pm

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