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Allergy tests are used to determine what substances trigger an allergic reaction in a person. The common types of allergy tests are skin tests, elimination-type tests and blood tests. Skin tests are most useful for diagnosing food, pollen, animal, mold, penicillin, venom and allergic contact dermatitis.

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