Reagents, Immunoassay, Control, Allergy
Definition : Reagents consisting of substances of known concentrations that are assayed by the usual clinical laboratory methods and that resemble the unknown specimen; they are used for quality control of immunoassay tests performed for the determination of one or more in a group of immunoglobulin E (IgE) proteins or histamines released by mast cells when an antigen (allergen) cross-links two attached IgE molecules. These reagents may be either specific for quality control of an allergy-related substance or, more frequently, appropriate for control of a whole set of similar allergy-related substances.
Entry Terms : "Control Reagents, Allergy" , "Allergy Reagents, Control"
UMDC code : 19974