What other tests are indicated in the workup of pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Allergen-specific serum IgE for common allergens can be used to identify the patient's triggers. These might include dust mites, cat dander, dog dander, grass pollens, tree pollens, weed pollens, and molds.

  • Foods rarely cause AR, and tests for food allergies are not indicated in patients with AR.

  • Allergen-specific IgE testing for aeroallergens, such as dust mites, cat dander, and dog dander, is almost as sensitive and specific as allergen skin testing.


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