Has Your Child Been Tested at an Allergist’s Office for a Milk, Egg or Peanut Food Allergy?

What is the purpose of this study?

We want to study a blood test that looks at the specific proteins found in food so we can possibly give more accurate results regarding food allergies.

Who can participate?

Infants, children and teens up to 18 years old who have a milk, egg or peanut allergy based on an oral food challenge may be eligible to participate.       

An oral food challenge is a test done where an individual is exposed to a certain food in the physician's office to determine if that food will trigger a reaction in the body.

What is involved?

If you choose to participate, you (if you are 18) or your child will have a single study visit during which blood will be drawn and you will fill out a questionnaire.  The visit should last about 30 minutes.

A detailed list of procedures will be provided to anyone interested in knowing more about this study. 

What are the benefits?

You or your child may or may not receive the benefit of more information about your food allergies.  However, the information gained from this study may benefit other children with food allergy in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

You as a participant or as a parent or guardian will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study.  The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, who to contact with questions or concerns and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered. 

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

All possible discomforts or risks will be discussed with you if you are interested in learning more about the study.

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Participants will receive a $10 gift card for this one study visit where they will have one blood draw.

Who should I contact for more information?

Kelly Thornton



Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Division of Allergy and Immunology

3333 Burnet Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039

Principal Investigator

Michelle Lierl, MD

Division of Allergy and Immunology

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center