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Blood or prick test for food intolerance?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Neither

No allergy antibodies in food intolerance.
That's what we're looking for with blood and skin testing. So testing can rule-out food allergy in a case of food intolerance. The history and physical examination is usually sufficient to make a diagnosis of food intolerance. If testing is recommended skin testing is much less expensive and perhaps a little more sensitive than blood testing.

In brief: Neither

No allergy antibodies in food intolerance.
That's what we're looking for with blood and skin testing. So testing can rule-out food allergy in a case of food intolerance. The history and physical examination is usually sufficient to make a diagnosis of food intolerance. If testing is recommended skin testing is much less expensive and perhaps a little more sensitive than blood testing.
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