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Title Food Allergy Tests
Description Food Allergy Tests. A Critical Evaluation Of "Alternative" Methods Of Testing For Food Allergy
Creation Date 01 May 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Numerous external factors cloud the controversial food allergy tests by incorrectly labelling food intolerance (non-immunological) as an allergy (immunologically mediated). The classical, rapid Type I allergic reaction, which is IgE mediated and tested conventionally with the Patch and Skin prick test, Radioallergoabsorbent (RAST) Test, Type III, IgG mediated tests (FAST & ELIZA) are unreliable due to false negative and positive reactions, hence the rise of numerous "alternative" methods that will be discussed below.
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