Diagnostic Tests for Eczema
Diagnostic Test list for Eczema:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Eczema
- Bacterial culture - if suspect secondarily infected areas (look for pus-filled lesions, crusting and weepiness).
- Viral culture - if suspect Herpes Simplex virus infected areas.
- Blood tests
- Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - to test for specific allergens that may be triggering eczema ( 90% relevant if negative, but only 20% relevant if positive).
- Ig E levels are increased
- Patch testing - for allergic contact dermatitis.
- Skin biopsy, may occasionally be warranted (but diagnosis is usually on history and physical findings)
- Physical exam
- Skin scratch/prick tests - need careful interpretation.
- Blood tests for airborne allergens - often not very useful for diagnosis.
- Eosinophil levels
- IgE levels
- Food diary - to watch for food allergies.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Eczema causes:
- Allergies -- Related Home Tests
- Food Allergies & Intolerances: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eczema:
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listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Eczema:
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