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Pinpoint Peanut Allergy

On August 30, 2010 @ 8:39 am In All Articles

Peanut AllergyA new blood test manufactured by the Swedish company Phadia [1], ImmunoCAP Allergen Components, allows an allergist to pinpoint a specific peanut protein that a patient is allergic to and more accurately assess the risk of a serious allergic reaction. The blood test was developed by researchers in England and Sweden after they found many children considered peanut-allergic on the basis of standard tests do not have true peanut allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, January 2010; v.125, p.191: [2] http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(09)01534-6/abstract [3]

Reviewed by Bradley Chipps, MD, and Neil MacIntyre, MD

First published in Allergy & Asthma Today,  Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3 [4]


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[1] Phadia: http://www.KnowYourIgE.com

[2] Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, January 2010; v.125, p.191:: http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(09)01534-6/abstract

[3] http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(09)01534-6/abstract: http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749%2809%2901534-6/abstract

[4] Allergy & Asthma Today,  Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription

[5] Vitamin D Lung Power: http://www.aanma.org/2010/08/vitamin-d-lung-power/

[6] Solving the Peanut Allergy Puzzle: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/solving-the-peanut-allergy-puzzle/

[7] News 2 Use – Keep Two Doses of Epinephrine On Hand: http://www.aanma.org/2009/05/keep-two-doses-of-epi/

[8] Allergy Testing: http://www.aanma.org/faqs/allergies/allergy-testing/

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