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Human basophils: a unique biological instrument to detect the allergenicity of food.

Authors
  • Sabato, V
  • van Hengel, A J
  • De Knop, K J
  • Verweij, M M
  • Hagendorens, M M
  • Bridts, C H
  • De Clerck, L S
  • Schiavino, D
  • Stevens, W J
  • Ebo, D G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Publisher
"Esmon Publicidad, SA"
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
179–184
Identifiers
PMID: 21548445
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The basophil activation test is a highly sensitive and specific tool to detect traces of functionally active food allergens. For biscuits, its accuracy seems independent of baking time. Furthermore, it allows even the most sensitive patients to be included in study protocols.

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