Posted question 2013-06-03 13:50

What type of patients is ISAC testing indicated for?
Answer: ISAC is especially useful for multi-sensitized and problematic patients. A multi-sensitized or problematic patient can, for example, be patients with the following characteristics: - OAS and multi pollen & plant food sensitizations - asthma (most asthmatic patients referred to an allergy specialist are multi-sensitized) - atopic dermatitis (these patients often have very high total IgE and one of the advantages with ISAC is no interference of high total IgE responses) - idiopathic anaphylaxis - no/unsatisfying response to treatment - limited blood sample volume (ISAC only requires 30 ul sample) - not applicable SPT due to skin problems/young children ImmunoCAP ISAC can also: - reveal unexpected sensitizations - help identify risk-markers
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As in all diagnostic testing, the diagnosis is made by the physican based on both test results and the patient history.