Improved peanut allergy test

Researchers have developed a new test for peanut allergy diagnosis that could be cheaper and more effective than the current test.

Instead of a time-consuming oral food challenge, the new test involves a blood test. This test can be done by a GP rather than a clinical specialist and uses a peanut protein known as Arah 2.

The simpler test will be useful in reducing patient risk and waiting times for allergy tests.

Read more at The University of Melbourne