Asthma is a disease of the lungs, which causes the airways to swell and narrow, causing difficulty breathing such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Although it cannot be cured, it is possible to reduce and prevent asthma attacks by taking specific medicines and avoiding the causes.
The most common triggers of asthma are: physical activity; respiratory infections; certain medications; stress; chemical vapors, gases or dust; airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, or cockroach debris particles.
Therefore, to avoid asthma triggers, it is vitally important to diagnose possible allergies, and thus be able to prevent exposure to them, and can even choose an appropriate immunotherapy treatment. The diagnosis of allergies is made by skin tests or blood tests. Skin tests are done by 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.
At Rekom Biotech, we design and manufacture recombinant allergens so they can be used in antibody tests against different allergens. Do not hesitate to contact us!
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.