8 quack allergy tests to avoid

Allergists have named and shamed eight, unscientific allergy tests that are being used widely in Australia due to loopholes in regulations.

About half of people with allergies consult alternative practitioners, many of whom offer unproven diagnostic tests and treatments for “hidden” allergies, according to a position statement from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

“Unlike claims to ‘cure’ cancer, unsubstantiated claims to be able to detect or ‘cure’ allergic or immune disorders are only