What is an oral food challenge?

Also known as: Food challenge test, OFC

An oral food challenge (OFC) is the gold standard to confirm a food allergy, or to determine if an individual has outgrown an allergy to a particular food. This is generally used in a clinical setting to determine if a patient has lost their allergy to a food.

Reviewed by: Amy S Feldman, MD

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