very confusing test results - oral challenge?
Hi experts! Just found this board while trying to find some info to clarify DS's lastest test results. Would anyone care to share an opinion?
Last years's RAST test was extremely low level 1. Follow-up skin test was positive with an immediate hive.
This week's skin test was negative, so allergist scheduled a RAST and a follow-up appointment for an oral challenge. I just got back the RAST results which were still a very low level 1, but slightly higher than last year. I don't have the exact number, but the nurse called it a very low level 1.
They still want us to do the oral challenge on Thursday. I was reading some of the posts on here, and now I am a bit hesitant to do it. The test results are so confusing! It was the skin test last year that freaked me out since it was an instant reaction. This year - nothing. But now the RAST is a bit higher? I swear, the PA will drive a person mad trying to make sense of it!
Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions!