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Discovering the Connection Between Allergies and Asthma and Understanding the Importance of Allergy Testing

What is the connection between allergies and asthma? And, why is allergy testing important in symptomatic patients? Host Mario R. Nacinovich Jr., M...
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  • Overview

    What is the connection between allergies and asthma? And, why is allergy testing important in symptomatic patients? Host Mario R. Nacinovich Jr., MSc, Managing Partner at AXON Communications, welcomes Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC Irvine School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In this expert interview sponsored by Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Randhawa will discuss the burden of asthma in the U.S., the challenge of adequately controlling asthma symptoms, the association between asthma and allergy or allergic triggers, and the use of NIH-approved IgE tests to diagnose allergen triggers.

  • Program Highlights

    In this expert interview, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa will review:

    • The burden of asthma in the United States
    • Allergies associated with asthma
    • "Targeted Exposure Reduction" as a treatment strategy
    • Use of NIH-Approved IgE tests to diagnose allergen triggers
    • ImmunoCAP®: a laboratory test to determine the sensitization of specific IgE in patients who present with allergy-like symptoms
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