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What is the definition or description of: allergy tests?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Skin tests usually: Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood test - less reliable than skin tests but also safe. If we are looking into food allergy then a challenge test is very reliable but it can be risky.
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