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celmcd
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18 Dec 2008, 5:40 pm

Hi, My 6 year old daughter has AS and we would like to have tests done to assess possible allergies to food. I suspect she reacts to milk for example, but really need professional advice. We leave in Ireland - anyone know a service that does allergy analysis on the basis of a urine (or blood) sample? Thanks.



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19 Dec 2008, 11:31 am

Isn't this something your family doctor or general practitioner should be able to help you with?

In the US it's usually the case that the family doctor will give a referral to an allergy specialist, or arrange the testing themselves.



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19 Dec 2008, 5:26 pm

not a clue.



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19 Dec 2008, 10:41 pm

Skin prick testing can be done. The blood test is called a RAST test. All allergy testing measures the probability of an allergic reaction, so there is the possibility of false positives and false negatives.


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19 Dec 2008, 11:08 pm

celmcd wrote:
Hi, My 6 year old daughter has AS and we would like to have tests done to assess possible allergies to food. I suspect she reacts to milk for example, but really need professional advice. We leave in Ireland - anyone know a service that does allergy analysis on the basis of a urine (or blood) sample? Thanks.


I could MAYBE see a blood test as being possible(because you have antibodies, etc...) but URINE for allergies? Can they do that?

Usually they do a scratch test.