Allergy

The Allergy unit works with paediatricians and allergy experts, among other specialists, in:

  • Diagnosing allergic diseases by quantifying parameters such as total IgE, eosinophil cationic protein, tryptase and histamine in different kinds of samples.
  • Identifying the possible allergens responsible for the allergic disease by studying the possible presence of specific IgE tested with a wide range of respiratory allergens, alimentary allergens, some occupational allergens, medical allergens, insect poisons and recombined allergens.
  • Monitoring patients undergoing hyposensitising therapy.

In addition, the unit works with digestion experts and nutritionists studying food intolerances in order to improve patients' quality of life with gastrointestinal disorders along with other associated diseases.

FLUOROIMMUNOASSAY

Detection of specific IgE against native and recombinant allergens
Detection of specific IgG against native and recombinant allergens
Detection of specific IgG4 against native and recombinant allergens
Quantification of tryptase and cationic protein of eosinophils

MICRO-ARRAY

Detection of specific IgE against native and recombinant allergens

IMMUNOASSAY

Quantification of histamine in plasma and urine

IMMUNOBLOT

Food intolerance

FUNCTIONAL ASSAYS

Cellular activation by allergens
Histamine release test