The term atopy describes the innate tendency to allergic hypersensitivity reactions which may present with different clinical images. The allergens responsible for the reaction enter the body either through the air and the mucous membranes (in the case of inhalation allergies), or through food ingestion (in the case of food allergies).
For clarification of multiple sensitisations, EUROIMMUN offers different atopy profiles (EUROLINE). These permit the simultaneous in vitro determination of different human IgE antibodies against the most frequent inhalation and food allergens in serum or plasma. Moreover, country-specific profiles are available which take into account the characteristics of the regional allergen exposure.
In addition, the total IgE concentration can be determined using the Total IgE ELISA.