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Blood test indicates severity of food allergy


1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Predicting reactions to peanuts is now easier with a newly developed blood test. Life-threatening reactions to peanuts and shellfish pose great danger, similar to allergies to cow’s milk, eggs and wheat. Currently, doctors use a skin prick test to detect allergies, measuring the levels of a protein called sIgE (allergen-specific…