Q:

3/14/2013
For a seven week old infant is skin testing or immunocap testing an option?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no minimum or maximum age that would restrict the use of either skin testing or serum specific IgE test to detect allergy. Depending on the circumstance, skin testing or serum specific IgE testing or both can be used to evaluate a 7 week old infant.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology