Accession Number : ADP006584

Title :   Phadiatop, A Screening Test for Inhalant Allergy,

Corporate Author : RED CROSS HOSPITAL HAGUE (NETHERLANDS) DEPT OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Wever, A. M. J.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The Phadiatop R test, a new in vitro test for inhalant allergy, was evaluated in relation to a panel of seven RAST tests with the common inhalent allergens in The Netherlands, and in comparison with the PRIST for total IgE determinations, in two populations one in which the prevalence of inhalant allergy was expected to be high and one in which it was expected to be low. The Phadiatop was classified positive or negative according to percentage binding, total IgE was considered elevated at values > = 200, > = 150, and > = 1 00 kU /1 at ages 12-14, 15-16, and 17 years and over respectively. The RAST panel as reference was consisted positive when one RAST result was class 2 or more.

Descriptors :   *ALLERGENS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, COMPARISON, NETHERLANDS, PANELS, POPULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, VALUE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE