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Contraindications to Performing a Radioallergosorbent Test (RAST) to Detect Specific IgE Antibody

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

A Radioallergoabsorbent test (RAST) can be helpful in identifying IgE antibody directed against a specific allergen. However, there are times that it should not be performed because of cost inefficiency, lack of indications or the possibility of misleading results.

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