In Vitro Allergy Testing

  • Brian P. PeppersEmail author
  • Robert Hostoffer
  • Theodore Sher
Living reference work entry


In vitro allergy testing has been utilized, in various methods, for almost 100 years. This chapter will primarily focus on clinically available laboratory allergy testing. Details on how the specific allergy tests are conducted and performed will be reviewed. Current clinical correlation of specific allergy test results is discussed. Practical utilization and limitations on in vitro IgE and IgG testing will be explored. Brief introduction to experimental in vitro allergy testing for research is covered.


Laboratory allergy testing In vitro allergy testing IgE allergy testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian P. Peppers
    • 3
    Email author
  • Robert Hostoffer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Theodore Sher
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Adult PulmonaryUniversity Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Allergy and Immunology Associates, Inc.Mayfield HeightsUSA
  3. 3.Division of Allergy and ImmunologyWVU Medicine Children’sMorgantownUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Timothy Craig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and PediatricsPenn State College of MedicineHersheyUSA

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