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Whether your laboratory is in a small local clinic, or large commercial facility, meeting the demand locally rather than as a send-out can help increase operational efficiency and shorten lead times for returning results to clinicians.
Documented in more than 4,000 peer-reviewed publications, ImmunoCAP assays run on Phadia™ Laboratory Systems, and are designed to deliver value to your laboratory through accurate and reproducible results, as they have for over 130 clinical trials and 60,000 patients**
**Internal data as of March 2017, Thermo Fisher Scientific
ImmunoCAP assays include several categories, including:
With ImmunoCAP Whole Allergen assays, your laboratory can offer clinicians valuable information to help guide their initial diagnosis. Our whole allergen portfolio can reveal IgE sensitization for more than 600 single allergens and allergen mixes.
ImmunoCAP Whole Allergen results can help clinicians:
Confirm a suspicion of allergic sensitization
Identify the offending
Rule out allergic
Observe sIgE levels of
antibodies over time
Determine patients that are appropriate for further testing
Beyond whole allergens, a focus on individual allergen components allows clinicians to take the next step in identifying the possible source of their patients’ allergies. Assays using allergen components allow your laboratory to provide clinical value to clinicians who need to pinpoint specific proteins that may trigger allergic reactions, especially in the case of food allergies.
|Sensitization is usually asymptomatic2
||Labile to heat and digestion2||Stable to heat and digestion4||Stable to heat and digestion6,7
|Abundent in nature2
||Mainly local reactions2
||Associated with local and systemic reactions5
||Associated with systemic reactions4
Associated with birch pollen allergy (cross-reactivity)3
|Associated with allergy to stone fruits (cross-reactivity)5
||Indicates primary sensitization5|
With assays utilizing allergen components, your laboratory can measure sensitization to these individual proteins, helping to pinpoint on an exact molecular level which component your clinician’s patients are sensitized to.
Testing with allergen components can help clinicians:
ImmunoCAP Allergen mixes generally test for sensitization to 3 to 6 allergens, and include the most common categories:
Grass, trees, weed
When clinicians lack a complete patient history or have no clear suspicion of which allergen may be causing symptoms, they may request testing for a group of related allergens. For situations like these, offering ImmunoCAP Allergen mixes provides qualitative measurement of circulating IgE antibodies, which can be followed up with specific allergen testing to individual whole allergens or components.