We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Skin tests are the technique most commonly used to begin diagnosing an allergy. Following a meticulous clinical history, it is decided which skin tests may be useful, depending on the case.
Skin allergy tests serve to find out if a patient is "sensitised" to a particular substance, if their body recognises the substance and reacts when it comes into contact with it. These tests DO NOT DIAGNOSE an allergy. They are only positive if accompanied by one of the symptoms compatible with an allergy, helping a diagnosis to be reached.
There are two main types:
The risk of these tests is very low. Only in extremely allergic patients and usually with drug testing, there is a certain risk of serious and widespread allergic reaction.
In some cases, blood tests can be conducted to assess blood sensitisation.
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