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Table 5 Sensitivity, specificity, positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive value of tests for the detection of specific IgE in vitro for the most common food allergens

From: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of diagnostic methods in adult food allergy

Allergen Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) PPV (%) VPN (%) Diagnostic cut-off (kUA/l)
Egg 61 95 98 38 6
Milk 57 94 95 53 15
Peanut 57 100 100 36 14
Codfish 63 91 56 93 3
Soybean 44 94 73 82 30
Wheat 61 92 74 87 26