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Posted on: Fri, 06/30/2000 - 8:25am
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pFrom what I understand, the RAST test is the most accurate for diagnosing peanut and other food anaphylactic allergies. Blood is drawn for this test rather than using the pin-prick method. For us, drawing the blood was so much quicker and less traumatic than the prick test, but everyone had different experiences./p
pIf you do consider allergy testing, ask the doctor's office to describe the WHOLE procedure. We were told about the initial prick test, but no one ever mentioned the individual injections that we had to go back for regarding the allergens for which the prick test was negative. These were the worst./p
pGood luck, whatever you decide to do./p

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