Walnut Creek, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:
I got tested for food allergies the rast method. is this as effective and sensitive as skin prick test to pick up?
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Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Skin vs. RAST tests: Overall skin testing is slightly more sensitive than RAST testing, especially for indoor/outdoor allergens. If your food RASTs are all negative it is unlikely that a skin test will give you any further information. I use skin testing as original diagnostic test then use serum testing to follow food allergies over time. Clinical history must be taken into account, these tests can be inaccurate.
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Last updated Sep 24, 2015
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