Asthma is a disease of the airways, which causes them to swell and narrow, causing difficulty breathing, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and cough. Although there is no cure, it is possible to reduce and prevent asthma attacks by taking specific medications and avoiding their causes. The most common triggers are: physical activity; respiratory infections; certain medications; stress; chemical vapors, gases or dust; airborne allergens such as pollen, mites, mold spores, animal danderor particles of cockroach waste.
Autumn is one of the most dangerous times for asthmatics, especially children. During September and early October, a peak in asthma appears. Reports indicate that 25% of all hospitalizations of children for asthma occur in the month of September. This is due to high levels of pollen and mold, an increase in respiratory illnesses, and extreme weather events during this time of year. Also added is the return to school, which increases exposure to animal and indoor allergens, as well as anxiety and stress due to schedule changes.
To avoid asthma triggers, it is vitally important to diagnose possible allergies, and thus be able to prevent exposure to them, even being able to choose an appropriate immunotherapy treatment. Diagnosis of allergies is made through skin tests or blood tests. Skin tests consist of direct exposure to allergens, observing the allergic reaction it causes. The blood test determines the amount of antibodies against different allergens (IgE), or specific allergens.
Rekom Biotech offers a wide range of recombinant allergens for in vitro diagnosis of a wide variety of allergic asthma. Take a look at our portfolio and don't hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to help you.
Below, you can find the list of allergic asthma for which we offer IVD reagents. If you want to know more about a specific allergy, and/or consult the IVD reagents that we offer for it, do not hesitate to take a look.