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What is an IgE Allergy Blood Test? (VIDEO)

June 2009



What is the importance of IgE blood allergy tests?

Insider Medicine interviews Dr. Robert Wood, MD

Dr. Robert Wood, Pediatric Allergist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and author of Food Allergies For Dummies, discusses the IgE blood allergy test with Insider Medicine.

Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions:
  • What is IgE, and why is it important for the diagnosis of allergy?
  • How accurate is the IgE blood allergy test?
  • What is a Double Blind Placebo Controlled Food Challenge (DBPCFC)?
  • Can the IgE blood test predict if the food allergy will be outgrown?
  • Can the IgE blood test predict the severity of allergic reactions?
  • Are all IgE blood tests the same?


In the Clinic - Dr. Robert Wood, MD, Discusses the IgE Blood Allergy Test




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Approved by KFA Medical Advisory Team June 2009.





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