A Blood Test Can Estimate Food Allergy Severity

April 1, 2015 2:00 PM

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A Blood Test Can Estimate Food Allergy Severity

A blood test can reveal just how severe a person’s food allergy is and could possibly replace more invasive testing, a new study published Wednesday morning suggests.

Around 4 to 6% of American children have food allergies, a risk the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls “a growing food safety and public health concern.” However, determining whether someone has a food allergy and then determining just how severe that food allergy is can be ...

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