Lab work includes antigen coupling; observing lymphocytes; cell separation; antibody measurement

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We are an ISO-accredited laboratory service dedicated to specific antibody and aeroallergen measurement for occupational and environmental issues

We provide a professional, specialist immunological service for the diagnosis of occupational lung disease in close collaboration with clinical colleagues from the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

The laboratory specialises in measuring specific IgE to all occupational allergens including those not commercially available, creating where necessary unique assays for each individual case.

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We are the only UK site currently carrying out beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests

 

Laboratory Staff

 

Clinical Work

  • Measurement of specific IgE and IgG antibodies to allergens
  • Extraction of allergens for measurement of specific IgE or IgG
  • Bespoke specific IgE assays for novel occupational and environmental allergens
  • Preparation of skin prick test solutions for use within our clinics (to be confirmed)
  • Precipitation assays for the measurement of specific IgG antibodies
  • T cell (lymphocyte) proliferation assays to beryllium
  • Allergen extraction from air filters
  • Rat n 1 and Mus m 1 aeroallergen measurements
  • Research and development of new diagnostic assays
  • Specialist advice on diagnostic assays and interpretation of results

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