The diagnostic value of specific IgE in allergic diseases

Yilmaz N., Can D., ASİLSOY S., Gulle S.

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.7, no.2, pp.111-117, 2009 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-117
  • Keywords: Hypersensitivity, diagnosis, immunoglobulin E, skin tests
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective: Despite the fact that skin prick test (SPT) is very important in diagnosis of allergic diseases; in vitro laboratory methods such as specific IgE antibodies may be required due to its drawbacks. Therefore, it is necessary to document value of this method in diagnosis. In our study, we aimed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of specific IgE antibodies by comparison with SPT.