A multicentric study on sensitivity and specificity of a new in vitro test for measurement of IgE antibodies

E. A. Pastorello, C. Incorvaia, V. Pravettoni, S. Bonini, G. W. Canonica, C. Ortolani, S. Romagnani, A. Tursi, C. Zanussi

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Abstract

The sensitivity and specificity of the Pharmacia CAP System, a new in vitro assay for measuring IgE antibodies, were evaluated in a multicentric study on 286 allergic patients and 243 normal subjects. Sensitivity was 95.5%, with results significantly better than RAST for some allergens, and specificity was excellent, 98.1%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Allergy
Volume67
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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