Testing

  1. Testing should be focused on the suspected food (based on specific IgE and/or Skin Prick Test (if available). RAST refers to obsolete technology and is no longer used
  2. Multiple tests (food panels) are not recommended due to their low positive predictive values.
  3. There is currently no validated test to confirm Delayed or non IgE mediated food allergy
  4. There is no proven role for alternative allergy testing in diagnosing food allergy such as hair analysis, isolated IgG testing, Kinesiology, Vega testing, Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation.