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Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe excema? He already did skin prick and blood tests for specific allergies

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Helps some

All allergy related tests have benefits & limitations.
Any finding of an elevated IgE response to a particular food is worrisome and worthy of excluding that food. Elevated IgG levels to foods do not always correlate with the kids actual responses to that food. This or other tests can provide a guide to your food selections so you can eliminate candidate foods & see if it makes a difference.

In brief: Helps some

All allergy related tests have benefits & limitations.
Any finding of an elevated IgE response to a particular food is worrisome and worthy of excluding that food. Elevated IgG levels to foods do not always correlate with the kids actual responses to that food. This or other tests can provide a guide to your food selections so you can eliminate candidate foods & see if it makes a difference.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: ImmunoCap=blood test

Immunocap is the name of the blood test most frequently used to diagnose allergies by detecting specific ige antibodies.
One major lab still uses different technology. If the technology used for your child was not immunocap, there could be a chance that repeating the blood test will help, but if both tests were already neg, it probably won't. Both foods and inhalants should be checked.

In brief: ImmunoCap=blood test

Immunocap is the name of the blood test most frequently used to diagnose allergies by detecting specific ige antibodies.
One major lab still uses different technology. If the technology used for your child was not immunocap, there could be a chance that repeating the blood test will help, but if both tests were already neg, it probably won't. Both foods and inhalants should be checked.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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In brief: See below

The immunocap is a blood test for allergies.

In brief: See below

The immunocap is a blood test for allergies.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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