St George Hospital:

The St George Hospital Antibiotic Allergy Testing Clinic can assess and test any patient with an antibiotic allergy.

The clinic provides antibiotic skin testing and oral challenges, to confirm if the antibiotic allergy is true, and determine which antibiotics can be given safely.  This provides many more options for infection treatment and surgical prophylaxis in future.

Antibiotic allergy labels are often incorrect with 9 out of 10 patients reporting a penicillin allergy not actually being allergic on further testing.  A penicillin allergy label can lead to worse outcomes from infections, higher rates of multidrug resistant organisms and longer hospital stays.

Patients can be referred to Dr Richard Sullivan, Infectious Diseases Physician, by fax (02) 9113 4058 or email

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