Weird allergist instructions

Is this weird? My allergist appointment instructions say: 

"If you think you may be allergic to a certain food, please bring a raw piece of this with you"

I think I may be allergic to (undercooked) beef, so I shall oblige. The question is whether to get something decent, pop to the butcher to get a nice cut of fillet steak – or whether a tray of Sainsbury's Value beef will do? Will it look like I don't take my health seriously enough?

And how much do you think he needs? Do they weigh portions?

I'm also concerned this is a Candid Camera version of Ready Steady Cook. I can picture the waiting room with people sat around, uncomfortably holding their tupperware portions of beef, milk, tomatoes, peanuts and bread … and then being split into teams to prepare a meal for two for the consultant and nurse.

Or am I worrying about this too much? 
  • carohenry
    January 12, 2011

    V funny post!!Is your consultant named Ainsley?? lol No seriously I would go to the butcher – buy a great slab of meat – eat most of it a few hours before the appointment, and bring the rest. That way the allergic reaction will be in full swing whilst you are there and you will get the best results from the tests:-)

  • Robert McIntosh
    January 12, 2011

    Not Ainsley, but he is French 🙂 … as for eating the beef, it SOUNDS like a good idea, but not sure who gets the cleaning bill!