The board-certified-allergists at The Allergy Group may perform an oral food challenge, if there is a question about food allergy.
Oral food challenge is the gold standard test to confirm true food allergy.
The patient is carefully made to eat small amounts of the given food under close medical supervision to determine if they are truly allergic. This is the best way to free the patient from the fear of being labeled as allergic to a food. The patients are then able to safely take this food and expand their diet restrictions. The test is stopped as soon as there is an adverse reaction. The physicians are extremely careful and prepared to handle emergent situations, if any.
Learn more in section on food allergy.