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New immune-based blood test predicts severity of peanut and seafood allergies.


A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study from Mount Sinai researchers.  To detect food allergies, physicians typically use skin prick tests or blood tests that measure levels of allergen-specific IgE (sIgE), a protein made by the immune system. However, these tests cannot predict the severity of

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