Skin and blood tests to diagnose peanut allergy are known to have a high rate of false positives – as… Read more »
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Epitope Mapping Test Diagnoses Peanut Allergy With Over 90% Accuracy
Updated January, 2022 – A blood test called “epitope mapping” accurately predicted peanut allergy 93 percent of the time, a… Read more »
New Food Allergy Tests Hold Hope of Reliable Results
New diagnostic tests are being developed that aim to more accurately diagnose a patient’s food allergy. Currently, skin-prick testing and… Read more »
Food Studies Diverge on Need for Skin Testing in Siblings of Allergic Kids
Studies differ on whether to test siblings of kids with food allergy – before introducing an allergenic food.
Wide Testing of Asthma Kids for Peanut Allergy Is Wrong, Say Allergists
Allergists say children with asthma shouldn’t be tested for peanut allergy routinely.
New Blood Tests Aim to Predict Food Allergies – and Severity
These tests enabled young Violet to eat peanuts to keep her reactions at bay.
Tragic Spring: 3 Food Allergy-Related Deaths
We’re saddened to report that three young people have died from anaphylactic reactions in the past two months.
Urine Test Predicts Asthma in Kids
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey… Read more »
Testing For Food Allergies
One of the biggest challenges for people with food allergies is to figure out exactly what’s causing the problem. North… Read more »