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Allergy test- please help interpret results? Many different "classes" on the blood test.

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: It depends.

This depends on what test you got and your results.
A blood allergy test is a radioimmunoassay test that measures ige response to allergens. These responses are graded on a scale from 0 to 6 where 0 is no reaction and 6 is extremely high level of ige to allergen. The skin test is where a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin and if there is 2mm swelling in 10 minutes, it's positive.

In brief: It depends.

This depends on what test you got and your results.
A blood allergy test is a radioimmunoassay test that measures ige response to allergens. These responses are graded on a scale from 0 to 6 where 0 is no reaction and 6 is extremely high level of ige to allergen. The skin test is where a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin and if there is 2mm swelling in 10 minutes, it's positive.
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