Blood tests may not be reliable in diagnosing allergies

A US study  has found that, particularly in children who also suffer from eczema, the normal IgE blood tests that are performed to test for sensitivity may be misleading and may show a reaction where the food can actually be tolerated.

Certainly this seems to be the case with our own situation, and our new specialist tells us that allergy diagnoses should only be made with all the history and facts, not relying just on a blood test.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21030035

 

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