Blood Sample Collection
The process begins with the collection of a small blood sample from the patient.
Measurement of Allergen-Specific Antibodies
The collected blood sample is then analyzed in the laboratory using ImmunoCAP technology. This method measures the levels of specific antibodies related to common allergens. The test is designed to detect immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which play a crucial role in allergic reactions.
Detailed Analysis and Results
The laboratory analysis provides detailed information about the specific allergens to which the patient may be sensitive. Results are presented in a comprehensive report, indicating the allergen levels and aiding healthcare professionals in understanding the person’s allergic profile. The results are given an absolute value measurement and are put in a “Class.” The Classes are reported from Class 0 to Class 6. Class 0 indicates a negative test or no IGE antibody for the allergen is detected. The positive results are then assigned to a “class”, with increasing class level indicating higher levels of IGE antibody detection for that specific allergen (Class 6 is the highest).