Food allergies do not fit into the “one cause, one disease” paradigm, like most diseases do. Thus, it can be difficult to define and have a clear diagnosis of a food allergy. To complicate matters, current food allergy testing methods do have limitations. Sometimes patients have positive allergy tests but no symptoms. This could be due to a number of reasons. Without interpretation alongside clinical presentation and food challenge, positive allergy tests can be irrelevant. Join Courtney Lee, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT, CFCS for everything you need to know about food allergy testing methods and how dietitians can assist in the process.
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