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Potential blood test assesses severity of peanut, shellfish allergy
Potential blood test assesses severity of peanut, shellfish allergy (April 1, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From New York - A new report published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology finds a novel blood test that may predict severity of food allergies. Researchers collected blood samples from nearly 70 patients between 12 and 45 years old. Participants then underwent a food challenge test with a placebo or with peanut, tree nut, shellfish, fish or sesame, and researchers compared the results of their blood test to those of the food challenge. Results showed a strong correlation between the blood test data and the results of the food challenge test.
 
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