RAST atopy screen
Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 235–240, May 1978
How to Cite
MERRETT, J. and MERRETT, T. G. (1978), RAST atopy screen. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 8: 235–240. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.1978.tb03219.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
- Received 25 November 1977; accepted for publication 29 November 1977
A single in vitro screening test for atopic allergy is described. It uses the radioallergosorbent test (RAST) principle, and has been applied to screening sera from U.K. patients with possible atopic symptoms.
When compared with the Phadebas RAST, the test sensitivity was 97% and the specificity 100%, and these results suggest that it is useful in any preliminary allergy investigation.