A 28-year-old female asked:
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Dr. How to test for food allergies? How does allergy testing work in general? And what about non food allergy testing?

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Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Two kinds: Of allergy testing - blood test for antibody levels and skin prick test (a small amount of the substance placed on a sharp tip that is pressed against the skin). The skin test is more likely to correlate with real allergy, however remember w both methods it can only suggest a possible allergy. Would leave interpretation up to ur allergist.
Answered on Apr 13, 2015
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