Laboratory Food Allergy Testing: Evaluating the Necessity for this Diagnostic Approach

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FOOD allergy
ALLERGY -- Diagnosis
ALLERGY
IMMUNOLOGIC diseases
Geographic Terms:UNITED States

Abstract:Evaluates the necessity for the diagnostic approach of laboratory food allergy testing in the U.S. Statement of Sami Bahna, chief of allergy and immunology section of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Difficulty in using symptom diaries; Importance of measuring food-specific IgE antibody levels; Concerns raised about IgG-ELISA testing for food sensitivities.

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