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Researchers in Valencia are developing a system, based on photonic biosensors, which is expected to be able to test for hundreds of different foods using a single drop of blood and delivering a result in 15 minutes. The instrument will be ready to begin clinical trials with patients from June, and testing will take place at the Hospital of the Universitaetsmedizin in Berlin. January 2013
Both skin prick and blood tests are unrelaible because they produce far too high a level of false positives/negatives. Allergen component-resolved diagnostics (CRD) tests have the potential to provide more accurate diagnoses but are not as yet sufficiently thoroughly researched. December 2012
Skin prick test and specific serum IgE in the diagnosis of suspected allergy in children: does one replace the other? August 2012
Interactions between substances determine allergenic potential.
A new method for testing allergenic substances without experimenting on animals. December 2011
Overwhelming reliance on food allergy tests may result in inaccurate diagnosis.
Industry demand prompts new buckwheat allergen test.
Reliability of skin prick test results depends on when they are read.
Men may have a greater risk for allergy than women.
Online food allergy predictor developed.
Food allergy blood tests overdiagnose allergy. October 2010
Unreliable blood tests cause overdiagnosis of food allergy in the US. April 2009
Food allergy tests unreliable. January 2008
Molecular testing for allergies. May 2010
Detecting food allergies by screening cytokine production. May 2010
New blood test for allergy for new born babies. May 2010
New genetic technique to identify wrongly labelled foods. November 2009
Southampton Hospital now offers advanced drug and food allergy testing to patients across the south of England. August 2009
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