- Most important serological markers: automated quantitative Total and Specific IgE
- Traceable against the WHO 2nd International Standard for Human IgE 75/502
- Clinically relevant and most prominent allergens
- Components and extracts for specific and sensitive results
- Aligned closely with recognised test guidelines (2)
- Well correlated to another supplier
- Rapidly increasing panel
An automated assay for the quantitative determination of Specific IgE in human serum on the IDS System. The results are to be used as an aid in the diagnosis and management of allergic disorders in conjunction with other clinical findings. The presence of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in serum is referred to as sensitisation and is an important risk factor for allergic reactions upon re-exposure to the allergen (1).
Milk belongs to the Big-8 of allergenic foods and is one of the most frequent causes of food allergy in children with symptoms ranging from neurodermitis, urticaria, gastro-intestinal pain, asthma to anaphylaxis. Around 80% of the children outgrow their milk allergy by the age of 2-5. The milk components Alpha-lactalbumin and Beta-lactoglobulin are important markers to predict reactivity to products including raw milk. Casein is the most abundant protein in milk and a high-risk marker for allergic reactions to milk and cooked milk. The milk components can be useful in identifying patients with a risk of severe allergic reactions and to aid in dietary recommendations (2).
- Hamilton RG. Allergic sensitization is a key risk factor for but not synonymous with allergic disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Aug;134(2):360-1
- Matricardi PM, Kleine-Tebbe J, Hoffmann HJ, Valenta R, Hilger C, et al. EAACI Molecular Allergology User’s Guide. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2016 May;27 Suppl 23:1-250
- IDS Total IgE / Specific IgE Reagent Kit
- IDS Total IgE Control Set
- IDS Positive and Negative Specific IgE Controls