Table C.1Diagnostic accuracy of tests for detecting immediate reactions to specific foods using a DBPDFC as the reference testa

AllergenTestResults (%)
SensitivitySpecificityPPVNPV
Cow’s milkAtopy patch test (one study165)26968856
Skin prick test (three studies165,167,168,170)43, 78, 9651, 69, 7560, 66, 7260, 75, 93
Specific IgEb (two studies165,167,168)85, 10030, 3857, 5971, 100
EggAtopy patch test (one study165)44938957
Skin prick test (three studies165,167,168,170)25, 89, 9853, 57, 10073, 85, 10036, 80, 90
Specific IgE (two studies165,167,168)94, 9836, 4565, 8483, 88
WheatSkin prick test (one study167,168)90513594
Specific IgE (one study167,168)96201497
SoyaSkin prick test (one study167,168)76473584
Specific IgE (one study167,168)94252195
FishSkin prick test (one study167,168)90577780
Specific IgE (one study167,168)94654997
PeanutSkin prick test (one study167,168)90295575
Specific IgE (one study167,168)97387885
a

Data are arranged in numerical order rather than in the study sequence.

b

A positive test was indicated by an IgE level of more than 0.35 ku/l.

Data are arranged in numerical order rather than in the study sequence.

A positive test was indicated by an IgE level of more than 0.35 ku/l.

From: Appendix C, Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for identifying trigger factors

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