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Allergy Tests (AAAAI)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 07/24/2012
Skin or blood tests, when combined with a doctor’s examination and your medical history, can help determine if you’re truly allergic to something you inhaled, touched, or ate. But if you don’t have symptoms or a medical evaluation that points to an allergy, you should think twice about testing.
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