What is the negative predictive value of food allergen skin testing in the evaluation of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Conversely, the negative predictive value of skin testing has been reported to be about 95% (it may not be reliable for fresh fruits/vegetables or crustaceans because of the lack of labile allergenic proteins in commercial extracts).


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