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journal article 
Author(s):
Hoffmann, Hans Jürgen; Knol, Edward F; Ferrer, Martha; Mayorga, Lina; Sabato, Vito; Santos, Alexandra F; Eberlein, Bernadette; Nopp, Anna; MacGlashan, Donald 
Title:
Pros and Cons of Clinical Basophil Testing (BAT). 
Abstract:
We review basophil testing by flow cytometry with an emphasis on advantages and disadvantages.There are many tools available to assess the presence and severity of allergic diseases in patients. For 50 years, peripheral blood basophils have been used as tools to study these diseases. It is a very accessible cell that binds IgE antibody and secretes the classical mediators responsible for the symptoms of allergic reactions. In the last decade, an even more accessible methodology, using flow cytom...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
16 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
56 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1529-7322 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie