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December 2011

Best Tests

Appropriate use of allergy testing in primary care

Most patients with suspected allergy can be adequately managed with medicines, appropriate advice and reassurance, without it being necessary to specifically identify the allergen. If medical treatment is inadequate to control symptoms, and identifying the likely cause would benefit management, then allergy testing for some conditions may be appropriate. Skin prick testing is the preferred initial test. View Article

Quiz Feedback: Sodium and potassium imbalance

This quiz feedback provides an opportunity to revisit Best Tests, September 2011 which looked at the primary care approach to investigating sodium and potassium imbalance. View Article