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Allergy IgE A diagnostic platform for allergy... Allergy IgEThe incidence of allergies in children has increased significantly in the last two decades. Allergies can develop in the first few months of life, evident as nasal congestion, cough, rash or diarrhea following the ingestion of certain foods. Allergies affect all ethnic groups around the world. Allergy is the term used to describe our immunologic sensitivity to an allergen (any substance that causes an allergic reaction). This sensitisation may occur by inhaling airborne allergens or eating food that contains allergens. The consequence of allergens entering the body is an immune response by producing a special type of antibody IgE and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person. The ALLERGYZEN concept is an innovative assay for the determination of IgE Total and IgE Specific tested simultaneously, with common reagents for all parameters. As ZenTech's vision is to come up with adapted in vitro diagnostic solutions using less or non-invasive sampling methods, the ALLERGYZEN assay is also available using the dried blood spot technique.