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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:29 pm 
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The mere detection of sensitization to an allergen on allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) tests is not always equivalent to a clinical diagnosis, cautioned a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The report, published in the January 2012 issue of Pediatrics, offers aid to pediatricians in selecting the appropriate allergy tests, and interpreting the results in the context of a patient history and clinical presentation.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/AllergyImmu ... ergy/30374

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:06 am 
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I guess its just saying that being allergic to something is a clinical diagnosis and any testing ALWAYS needs to be interpreted with the history of symptoms. My son tests positive on spt for many things that he is not actually allergic to (so sensitised and testing positive on spt but not actually allergic in real life reactions). Real life reactions always trump any testing done. This is why its always important to have allergy testing done by someone who is able to interpret the results correctly....otherwise you end up with people avoiding foods that they really dont need to.
This is also why mass food panel testing is not done as much these days...testing tends to be done only in relation to foods that are thought to have ACTUALLY caused a reaction.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:30 am 
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Yep! GP's need to know that allergists are specialists. Would they try to manage cancer patients?

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Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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