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Q. How accurate is a skin biopsy in diagnosing an allergy in a 87lb chocolate lab/beagle mix w/diabetes & hypothyroid condition?

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Skin biopsy can be accurate for many conditions but allergy is not one of them. There are some allergy blood test that are more reliable than that although they are not 100% either. Causes of allergies are difficult to diagnose unfortunately but I i was to recommend one it would be a blood test.


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