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Measurement of IgE Protein and IgE Antibodies: The State of the Art

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Current methods for measurement of IgE protein and IgE antibody are reviewed. A variety of novel procedures for IgE protein measurement has been introduced; many of these are as sensitive as those used previously and require less time for their performance. Recent studies suggest that IgE antibodies to multiple allergens can be detected in a single assay using the radioallergosorbent test (RAST). This so-called "multi-RAST" could result in a significant cost reduction for screening assays of IgE antibodies.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Departments of Immunology and Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905

Publication date: 1984-03-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

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