Allergy profiles from bloodstains

Authors


*Dr D. J. Werrett, Home Office Central Research Establishment, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4PN.

Summary

The radioallergosorbent test (RAST) has been adapted to measure specific IgE antibodies in bloodstains. By incubating several allergen discs simultaneously with one stain extract, an allergy profile can be readily obtained from less than 50 μl of dried blood.

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