Thank you for your inquiry.
The Academy does not have a statement specifically addressing the issue you bring up. The closest statement the Academy has in reference to this issue was published December 2006, and is entitled “Allergy Diagnosis in Clinical Practice.” You may access this by going to the Academy website and clicking on “Practice Resources,” then clicking on “Statements and Parameters,” and finally clicking on “Archived Statements.”
The issue you refer to is certainly germane and deserves attention. However, our website is not the proper venue for this. If you wish to call this matter to the attention of our Allergy organizations, I would suggest contacting the Joint Council who would then carry it to the leadership of the Academy and the College. For your convenience, the contact information for the Joint Council is noted below:
50 North Brockway
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Telephone: (847) 934-1918
Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.
Phil Lieberman, M.D.