A 30-year-old female asked:
Is a blood allergy test just as accurate as a skin allergy test?
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Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Almost: Skin test is more sensitive though, results appear within 20-30 minutes, needs to be performed by experienced nurse/doctor, can be tailored to add specific allergens according to patient's environment/exposure, in addition to standard screening panel. Blood test , RAST, is resorted to if skin test cannot be performed for a reason or another.
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