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Basophil Activation Test—A New Gold Standard?

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Again and again since we started this website, we have returned to the subject of tests that will answer once and for all whether a patient is properly allergic to a food or not. As I wrote a couple of months ago, every test is just a test, short of an […]

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Explaining Food Allergy Tests Through Baseball Statistics

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich One of the recurring themes in diagnosing and managing food allergies is confusion over the meaning of different tests. After studying the test results, parents, patients, and doctors still can’t answer basic questions: is my child allergic? Is she dangerously allergic? Is he likely to outgrow his allergies? Do we have […]

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