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2012-01-03 06:13:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Two leading allergists urge clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis solely based on the results. Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York warn that blood tests and skin-pricking tests should be used only to confirm suspicion and never to look for allergies in an asymptomatic patient. Test results, they add, should be interpreted in the context of a...

2011-05-27 04:29:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phadia, the worldwide leader of in vitro allergy diagnostics, is pleased to contribute to the largest cross-sectional allergy study ever conducted through the use of its ImmunoCAP(R) Specific IgE blood test, the market leading in vitro allergy diagnostic test. (Logo: Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101208/425503 ) The landmark study by Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information,...

2011-05-25 12:13:00

MADISON, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of nearly 14 million blood tests for aiding allergy diagnosis shows that men exhibited higher sensitivity to 11 common allergens than women when tested, contradicting other research suggesting women experience allergies more frequently than men. The study's findings raise the possibility that men have a higher risk for allergies than women or that men, as a function of their gender, require different reporting standards when evaluated for...

2011-03-30 14:36:00

Experts at Cincinnati Children's Give Parents Tips on How to Tell the Difference CINCINNATI, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children's sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be able to tell the...


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