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A 43-year-old member asked:

What's more reliable for determining allergies: skin test or blood test?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Gold standard: This skin test remains the gold standard but these days the blood test has become just about as good. In either case the allergens ordered should be guided by your history and exposures.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2015


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