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What are the right sort of allergy test to have?

(7 Posts)
Katymac Wed 28-Sep-16 11:55:05

I'm looking at this

Is it worth having? Will it pick up a dog allergy - they assure me it will smile

Katymac Wed 28-Sep-16 12:21:57

Bump as I am stressing!

Katymac Wed 28-Sep-16 14:20:55

Oh well I have booked - I hope it's not a con/inappropriate test/waste of money

Katymac Wed 28-Sep-16 21:59:17

Still stressing that I have done the right thing.....any advise?

Katymac Wed 28-Sep-16 23:10:28

final bump as it is happening tomorrow & I have paid & I hope it's OK

peripateticparents Thu 29-Sep-16 09:34:03

Rast tests will show up an ige mediated allergy but I don't think they'll show up a non ige mediated allergy. Bottom line: if it's positive, then there's likely an allergy (not sure on false positive percentages but Google will tell you). If it's negative, then it could be a non ige allergy. Or not an allergy at all. smile. Diarying exposures and reactions is the gold standard for diagnosis. Good luck!

Katymac Thu 29-Sep-16 10:56:46

Oh that's annoying

DD had a massive asthma attack on Monday & we either need to confirm or rule out dogs as a possible trigger


So it could say yes or no; but if no she could still be allergic - that will solve nothing

Thanks for replying

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