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RAST = CAP RAST?

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The CAP RAST is basically a

On Jul 23, 2005

Have you tried calling the labs directly? We use Quest Diagnostics here and I would call them to see what tests they do. Call the allergist to see what lab they recommend. I just took my ds for his annual RAST and it said ImmunoCap Rast on the script.

On Jul 23, 2005

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Originally posted by Ree: [b]I just took my ds for his annual RAST and it said ImmunoCap Rast on the script. [/b]

GREAT!!! This is what I was needing to know. I have called one lab, and received the same response - they do the RAST test and she was unfamiliar with the Cap RAST.

I'm thinking that all RAST tests are now actually CapRAST tests. This makes my life much, much easier! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 23, 2005

[b]GREAT!!! This is what I was needing to know. I have called one lab, and received the same response - they do the RAST test and she was unfamiliar with the Cap RAST.

I'm thinking that all RAST tests are now actually CapRAST tests. This makes my life much, much easier! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b][/quote]

Well..it was actually a script from my ds' allergist that say ImmunoCAP, not from the lab. BUT, the lab uses the codes, so they should know if it's CAP don't you think?

On Jul 24, 2005

Our allergist says that there is only one lab in the U.S. that accurately does a cap rast. When he orders it, he specifies that the blood must be sent to that lab only. I can`t remember where that lab is---I think it was Kentucky. If he doesn`t specify cap rast, then a rast is done, which is less predictive. My dd has had both done, but the cap rast is more accurate.

On Jul 25, 2005

RATS!!

Thanks Carefulmom. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but I appreciate your honest input.

So apparently, the inaccurate RAST is still being done....BUMMER!

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