Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Services 68 Tadmuck, Suite 3
Westford, MA 01886

Preparing for your Initial Appointment

Please review the information below for forms needed and steps to be taken prior to your visit.

Forms for New Patients

Please fill out the Online Registration Forms prior to your initial visit.

Also print out the Authorization to Use and Disclose Patient Health Information Form and bring it with you completed to your visit.

If you are unable to complete these forms prior to your initial visit, you MUST come 15-20 minutes BEFORE your appointment time to complete this paper work.

Food Challenge Appointment

  • STOP taking all antihistamine medications 7 days prior to challenge appointment. Refer to our website for full list.
  • Please allow at least 3 hours for this appointment.
  • Food challenge appointments will be held first thing in the morning.
  • Please bring the food to be challenged in a closed box/container and in original packaging, unopened.
  • Food challenge appointments will be held first thing in the morning.
  • The patient to be challenged should NOT eat breakfast the morning of the test.
  • Please bring things to entertain yourself and/or your child.
  • You may bring other food, for example crackers, bread, or pudding for you/your child to eat during the challenge, as long as it’s something that you/your child have eaten before without any reaction.

Download complete oral food challenge instructions

Download information about tree nuts without peanuts

Download Muffin Recipe for Baked Milk Challenge

Download Baked Egg Challenge Recipe

Patch Testing Information

  • Patch Testing consist of three separate appointments – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The initial appointment you will meet with the doctor and have the patches applied.
  • The second appointment, you will meet with a nurse who will take off the patches and look at your back.
  • The third appointment (1-2 hours after patches have been removed), you will meet with the doctor to look at your back and review the results.
  • You may NOT shower, sweat or exercise until the patches have been removed.
  • You should NOT apply any lotion to your back prior to patch tests being applied.
  • Let the doctor know if you have recently used any topical corticosteroid creams on you back.

Download patch testing information

Initial Appointment / Skin Testing

  • Please allow 1 hour for this visit.
  • We may perform allergy skin testing at this initial visit at the doctor’s discretion.
  • Please stop all antihistamine medications 1 week prior to this appointment if you feel you are able to do so.

Click here for a list of medications that need to be stopped!