Table C.2Diagnostic accuracy of tests for detecting immediate reactions to groups of foods using a DBPCFC as the reference testa

AllergenTestResults (%)
Cow’s milk, egg, wheat, soyaAtopy patch test (two studies163,164,169)33, 6738, 9538, 8167 (both studies)
Skin prick test (one study163,164)95706995
Specific IgE (two studies163,164,169)77, 9529, 6057, 6259, 79

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

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

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