Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Skin testing, or scratch testing, is used to test for pollen, animal, mold, or food allergies. It is as close to painless as possible.
Scratch testing is done with a little piece of white plastic like the one shown below.
First the nurses will wipe your arm with alcohol wipes and then we will mark the areas where the testing will be done.
The plastic device is used to lightly scratch the top level of skin. This scratching does not bleed or leave a visible mark. The plastic device is used to lightly scratch the top level of skin. This scratching does not bleed but may leave a very small temporary visible mark.
If the test is positive, a small hive the size of a mosquito bite, like the one shown below, develops. This small mark will last at least an hour.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.