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Are there any home allergy testing kits that you can buy that work just as docs?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Caveat emptor

Let the buyer beware.
A positive allergy test is not a diagnosis of allergy. There are many false positive tests. A negative allergy does not rule-out allergy - although it makes a diagnosis less likely. The cost of allergy testing is 4-10x more than the fee for seeing the expert. Why not enlist the help of board-certified experts?

In brief: Caveat emptor

Let the buyer beware.
A positive allergy test is not a diagnosis of allergy. There are many false positive tests. A negative allergy does not rule-out allergy - although it makes a diagnosis less likely. The cost of allergy testing is 4-10x more than the fee for seeing the expert. Why not enlist the help of board-certified experts?
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
As there are false positive and false negative testing a Specialist is recommended to figure what is going on.
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