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Component testing for food allergies beneficial when additional specificity required

November 20, 2014

ATLANTA — Component testing for specific food allergies is most beneficial when current diagnostic testing is not adequately specific, according to a presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

“Our current diagnostic methods in food allergy are lacking … so we’re anxious to have new methods that will help that diagnostic specificity,” Robert A. Wood, MD, FACAAI, professor of pediatrics and international health, and director of pediatric allergy and immunology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told Healio Allergy/Immunology. “Component testing is one of those methods that has been developed over the last decade that is improving the diagnostic accuracy in a patient with suspected food allergy.

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