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Table 3 Accuracy, positive and negative predictability of various tests in privately owned cats with naturally occurring adverse food reactions

From: Critically appraised topic on adverse food reactions of companion animals (4): can we diagnose adverse food reactions in dogs and cats with in vivo or in vitro tests?

  Accuracy Positive predictability Negative predictability
Serum testing for food-specific IgE [15] 20% 0% 20%
Lymphocyte proliferation tests [15] 80% 100% 50%
Intradermal tests [15] 47% 100% 27%