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Cleve Clin J Med. 2011 Sep;78(9):585-92. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.78a.11023.

Allergy blood testing: A practical guide for clinicians.

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Respiratory Institute, A90, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA.

Abstract

Blood tests are available that measure levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) against specific allergens such as foods, inhalants, medications, latex, and venoms. These tests can confirm the diagnosis of an allergic disorder, supplementing a clinical history consistent with an immediate allergic reaction. They are particularly useful when skin testing cannot or should not be performed.

PMID:
21885690
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.78a.11023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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