• 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).

Shrimp (Shellfish) belong to the big 8 of allergenic foods and is responsible for food-induced anaphylaxis with one of the highest rates of nearly 42% among affected adults and 12% in children. Shrimp can also induce upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms in workers from the fish industry due to airborne allergens(2). Approximately 60% of allergic individuals have Specific IgE to Pen a 1, the major allergen from shrimp (Penaeus aztecus), making it a good predictor for shrimp allergy. Pen a 1 belongs to the tropomyosin family and exhibits extensive cross-reactivity with house dust mite, other Crustaceans and Mollusks(2).

  1. 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
  2. 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