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Allergy testing: clinical review

Allergy testing: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


May 1, 2014


May 29, 2017
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Programme Description

This article, reviewed in May 2017 by Dr Nigel Stollery, discusses why appropriate testing is crucial to managing patients with allergy. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include interpreting the results of allergy tests, taking a careful allergy-focused history and oral allergy syndromes.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand which tests are indicated for each patient with allergy and how to interpret the results
  • Take an allergy-focused history
  • Describe common triggers for oral allergy syndromes
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Michael Radcliffe
    Consultant in allergy medicine,
    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Reviewed in May 2017 by:

    Dr Nigel Stollery
    GP with a special interest in dermatology


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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