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1

A food allergy is an _____ mediated adverse reaction that consistently occurs when a person is exposed to a specific food.

IgE

2

What are the two diagnostic tests are used as the primary tools to support a history of food allergy ?

- RAST Radioallergosorbant Test
- SPT skin Prink Test

3

Why is ID testing not recommended in the evaluation of food allergies

Some food may be unstable in commercially prepared extracts or a clinic may not have the extracts for less commonly tested foods

4

What can be useful in certain scenarios and is considered the gold standard for diagnosing food adverse reactions?

Food Challenge

5

What is the best treatment for food allergies?

Avoidance