We provide several specialised services, including immune deficiency diagnosis and allergy challenge testing.


Allergy diagnosis and management

Patients can access testing for food, drug and environmental allergens following a consultation in one of our clinics.

Once referred, we carefully triage challenge testing or desensitisation by clinical need.



Desensitisation (immunotherapy) is offered to patients with:

  • Stinging insect venom allergy
  • Respiratory allergies, especially hay fever

Desensitisation can be by the injected or sublingual route and both are available and offered to the patient if appropriate.

Immune deficiency diagnosis and management

We have close links with Genetic Medicine and Clinical Haematology (bone marrow transplant) and active research projects in this exciting area.


We have many mastocytosis patients in our clinic, and participate in active trials of new treatment. We work with Dermatology and Clinical Haematology to provide best diagnosis and clinical care for this condition.

Urticaria and angioedema

We have active research projects studying new therapies in this condition.

Allergy and Immunology Nutrition Service

A specialist service provided by our experienced dietitian for patients with complex food allergies, food intolerances, gastrointestinal conditions and immune disorders.

The service includes a weekly allergy nutrition clinic and referral service for inpatients who require nutrition support. 

The dietitian provides evidenced based nutrition education and support to all patients and is also involved in resource development, teaching, and training for healthcare professionals working in this area. 

Clinical Immunology Laboratory

The Clinical Immunology Laboratory provides a comprehensive autoimmune serology service and also performs testing for allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) and functional testing of the complement pathway. Testing for immune deficiencies is performed in collaboration with the Royal Children's Hospital.

Contact us
Immunology & Allergy
(03) 9342 4234
The RMH Parkville
Level 1 South
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Diabetes and Endocrinology research nurse with patient in Clinical Trials Centre
About clinical trials

We need clinical trials to prove that new treatments are safe and effective for people to use. They are essential to the discovery of new medications and devices, neither of which can be approved for use in Australia without clinical trials.

Last updated 14 February 2023