Dr Michael Radcliffe is one of a small number of consultant physicians in the UK with GMC specialist accreditation in Allergy Medicine. He was formerly Senior Consultant in the Allergy Service at University College London Hospitals. Now based at Sarum Road Hospital in Winchester, Hampshire, since the commencement of the coronavirus pandemic he has mostly been conducting consultations by telephone.
Allergy Specialist Physician, Winchester, England.
Dr Michael Radcliffe
Two tests are commonly used, the Skin Prick Test and the Specific IgE Blood Test (previously known as RAST). However, whilst allergy is unlikely when these tests are negative, a positive result to either test only means that allergen-specific IgE is present (i.e. the immune system has become sensitised) it does not diagnose the allergy.
This is why allergy tests can be unsafe if interpreted by people who have not had allergy training.
Dr Radcliffe accepts referrals in all areas of allergy medicine including food allergy and intolerance, rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, rubber latex allergy, venom allergy, urticaria (hives), angioedema (allergy swellings), and dermatitis.