What is the role of intradermal skin testing and IgG RAST tests in the diagnosis of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Many panallergens (eg, profilins, chitinases, lipid transfer proteins, tropomyosin) can add to the confusion, as foods may share pathogen-related proteins with nonfood allergens. Intradermal skin testing and IgG RAST tests have no role in the diagnosis of food allergy.


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