A friend of mine and her food allergic son were featured in a segment last night on ABC in Denver. The segment focused on blood tests not being as reliable as once thought at diagnosing food allergies. Doctors at National Jewish Hospital here in Denver say blood tests are a good start for diagnosing sensitivities but that food challenges are the only true test to determine allergies.
My son has participated in at least 8 food challenges at National Jewish and I would agree that challenging allergic individuals in a safe hospital setting is the only true way to determine food allergies. Click here to read my previous blog on what to expect at a food challenge. Click here to watch the ABC segment for yourself.
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