Unproven and inappropriately applied tests

There are both unconventional theories and unproved methods being used within the field of allergy. Critics distinguish between diagnostic methods that remain unproven, those that are experimental and those that are accepted by the peer review process and are regarded as standard practice.

Some diagnostic procedures are particularly associated with certain conditions and certain methods of practising. One such group of clinicians are those who work within the field of clinical ecology, involved in the diagnosis of idiopathic environmental intolerances. There are also alternative or complementary practitioners who diagnose food allergy or intolerance in a variety of ways. A thorough review of the most prominent of these practices has been published by The Royal College of Physicians.26

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