What is the difference between ImmunoCAP ISAC and ImmunoCAP component tests?
ImmunoCAP ISAC is a test where you can test a patient for several antigens at the same time. The chip contains 112 components and you get information about these plus many related proteins. This useful information can be of help when diagnosing multi-sensitized patients or patients that haven’t responded satisfactory to treatment. Using ImmunoCAP ISAC you will get an “overall picture” of your patient.
With ImmunoCAP components tests you get detailed information on single component tests, which is useful when you have one or a few components in focus.
ISAC is a microarray technique where the allergens are coupled to a glass slide surface while ImmunoCAP component tests have a three dimensional surface with a larger amount of antigens bound, allowing more antibodies to bind.
ISAC is a manual assay while ImmunoCAP component tests are automated.
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