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Table 4

From: Allergy testing at OLCHC

Conclusions Recommendations Target date Responsible person
Clinicians have a poor understanding of how to use sIgE testing Formal lecture to NCHDs January 2014 (achieved) Dr Aideen Byrne
Tests are being run inappropriately with considerable cost implications Establish hospital protocol for ordering of IgE tests May 2014 Dr Cathryn O Carroll
Dr Aideen Byrne
Laboratory staff are unclear how to judge appropriateness of test order. Establish clear guidelines for laboratory staff May 2014 Joe McNamara
Specific IgE testing for aeroallergens being ordered in wrong population Orders for sIgE to HDM and Grass pollen not to be accepted under 2 years May 2014 Aideen Byrne Joe McNamara