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How do I get tested for food allergies?
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In brief: Two ways
Skin testing may be performed by an allergist.
Or blood work may be ordered by your doctor.

In brief: Two ways
Skin testing may be performed by an allergist.
Or blood work may be ordered by your doctor.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: See an allergist
Ask your primary health care provider for a referral to a board-certified allergist who will listen to your story, take a comprehensive history & perform a physical examination before ordering skin or blood allergy tests.
Other relevant tests may also be done. Also try your county medical society, www.Aaaai.Execinc.Com/find%2dan%2dallergist/ or www.Acaai.Org/allergist/pages/locate_an_allergist.

In brief: See an allergist
Ask your primary health care provider for a referral to a board-certified allergist who will listen to your story, take a comprehensive history & perform a physical examination before ordering skin or blood allergy tests.
Other relevant tests may also be done. Also try your county medical society, www.Aaaai.Execinc.Com/find%2dan%2dallergist/ or www.Acaai.Org/allergist/pages/locate_an_allergist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Several ways
Food allergy testing is driven by one's history.
If food allergy is suspected and physician interview confirms this suspicion then food skin testing and / or food blood testing can be performed. Neither of these tests should be done on the absence of an appropriate medical history suggesting food allergy.

In brief: Several ways
Food allergy testing is driven by one's history.
If food allergy is suspected and physician interview confirms this suspicion then food skin testing and / or food blood testing can be performed. Neither of these tests should be done on the absence of an appropriate medical history suggesting food allergy.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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