The immune response, which normally protects the dog against infection and disease, can actually be harmful to the body. The immune reactions involved in allergies are quite complex. Most reactions involve an antibody in the blood called “Immunoglobulin E (IgE)”. In an allergic reaction the allergen protein molecules combine with IgE antibody molecules and attach to a type of cell called “mast cell”, found in many tissues throughout the body. When these cells are attached to the allergen, they break up and release potent chemicals such as histamines that cause local inflammation (redness, welling and itching). This inflammation cause the various signs associated with an allergic reaction. Therefore, Canine IgE titers are very important for health prediction in dog.
Canine IgE (10 Tests)
- GenBody test device individually foil-pouched with a desiccant
- Disposable 10㎕ capillary tube
- Disposable dropper
- Assay solution in tube
- Instruction manual for use