What is molecular allergy diagnostics?

Before we explain the process behind molecular allergy diagnostics, we have to clarify some basic terms regarding allergology. What exactly is an allergen, and what does the abbreviation IgE stand for?    Allergens & IgE antibodies explained   Simply put, an allergen is any molecule that binds IgE antibodies (a type of protein in the body). IgE antibodies are part of our immune … Continued

Fruit allergy or pollen-associated cross-reactivity?

When it comes to diagnosing true fruit allergies, the most important clinical task is identifying the allergenic molecules causing allergy reactions in patients. Molecular allergy testing is an important tool for risk assessment, accurate diagnostics as well as dietary recommendations for patients.   Fruit allergies are a great example for a food allergy that can be pollen … Continued