Table 4.

Physician Response to Serological Test Results by Specialty

Overall (N = 218)Family Practice (N = 69)Allergy (N = 75)Pulmonology (N = 74)PValue
Test results provided new information (%)45593146≤.01
Would consider changes to asthma management based on test results(%)40553334≤.01
If yes, type of change considered (%)*
    Add medication to control allergy symptoms38214456≤.01
    Add immunotherapy22162032NS
    Change or discontinue asthma medications45396832.02
    Discuss allergen avoidance70766468NS
  • * N = 88 patients.

  • NS, not significant at P < .05.