Food Allergy Tests Are Not Screening Tests

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This education is about:

  • Defining food allergy
  • Reviewing diagnostic criteria for food allergy
  • Identifying the limitations of allergy tests that is currently available
  • Identify applications in clinical practice

Why it matters:

As caregivers are presented with a variety of direct-to-consumer allergy and intolerance testing options, it is essential that health care providers are prepared to answer questions about the validity of these direct-to-consumer tests and the role of testing in diagnosing food allergy. It is also essential to understand the role of the validated testing options and their limitations.

Target Audience:

Developed to support health care providers involved in childhood health including pediatricians, nurses, dietitians, and pediatric subspecialists.

Course Credit:

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.5 ANCC Contact hour(s)
0.5 CA-BRN Contact hour(s)
0.5 CDR Contact hour(s)


Opens: 2024-06-15
Closes: 2026-06-15

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • David R. Stukus, MD

    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Director, Food Allergy Treatment Center
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, Ohio

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the latest recommendations for food allergy identification and management to create effective treatment strategies for patients with food allergies
  • Utilize knowledge on allergen exposure guidelines when counseling parents and caregivers to provide clear direction on managing allergen exposure during the complementary feeding period