oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - New laboratory methods of diagnosing allergic disease - Part I - Where are we now? : review article

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



A great number of advances have been made in the diagnostic tools and testing methods used for allergy diagnosis. Improved and new methodologies are under development, not only to identify the presence of an allergy, but also to determine the severity of an allergy and the likelihood of its resolution. The role of laboratory testing for allergy should be thought of in context of the suspected mechanism of pathogenesis (i.e. IgE or non-IgE mediated) and the limitations of available testing. These results should always be interpreted in correlation with the clinical history. This article reviews currently available diagnostic tests, recent improvements to diagnostic tools and touches on new testing methods that are in development.

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