Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

Posted By on May 3, 2018

A more accurate peanut allergy testing …

Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up to one in 55 children have a peanut allergy.In contrast to existing skin-prick and other blood tests that produce a large number of false positive results, the new diagnostic has 98 percent specificity, researchers from the Medical Research Council (MARC) reported on Thursday.Current tests, in u

Source: Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test | Reuters


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