oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Oral food challenges in routine clinical practice : review article

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



The oral food challenge (OFC) is a vital tool in the accurate diagnosis of food allergy. While the OFC does come with the risk of a serious reaction, it is a much more specific test than other available allergy tests. When the OFC is carefully prepared and conducted under close physician supervision by an allergist/immunologist, the benefits of the test do outweigh the potential risks, as the result often leads to the elimination of unnecessary dietary restrictions and improved quality of life for our patients.

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