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What's more reliable for determining allergies: skin test or blood test?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Gold standard

This skin test remains the gold standard but these days the blood test has become just about as good.
In either case the allergens ordered should be guided by your history and exposures.

In brief: Gold standard

This skin test remains the gold standard but these days the blood test has become just about as good.
In either case the allergens ordered should be guided by your history and exposures.
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