Allergy & Skin Hypersensitivities
Viracor-IBT has a rich history of over 27 years of proven leadership in allergy and immunology research and clinical diagnostic testing. Translating the latest scientific research in allergy and immunology into clinically meaningful diagnostic tests has enabled us to help thousands of clinicians diagnose and treat patients suffering from allergic diseases and hypersensitivity disorders.
Today, Viracor-IBT offers among the broadest and most innovative immune-diagnostic testing menus available from a single provider. Our comprehensive allergy menu contains tests for over 1,800 standard and esoteric allergens, performed by ImmunoCAP® and radioimmunoassay methods. Viracor-IBT supports clinicians across the country by providing customized panels and panels composed of regional allergens based on geographical location.
Viracor-IBT offers many additional novel assays to identify the cause of conditions allergists are often asked to evaluate, including adverse drug reactions, asthma, and inflammatory skin diseases. Our extensive menu of drug allergy testing evaluates both immediate and delayed adverse drug reactions. We also provide diagnostics to assess triggers for acute and chronic asthma.
Viracor-IBT is a leader in testing for inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and chronic urticaria. Viracor-IBT was the first laboratory in the country to offer a test for the diagnosis of chronic autoimmune urticaria, the CU IndexTM. The CU Index is a basophil histamine release assay considered by experts to be the gold standard for diagnosis of autoimmune chronic urticaria. Our unique assay helps clinicians identify patients with an autoimmune basis for their disease. Patients with autoimmune chronic urticaria may benefit from drug therapies that modulate basic immunological aspects of this challenging disorder.
Atopic dermatitis, an increasingly common inflammatory skin disease, is a result of both cellular and antibody-mediated immune responses. Viracor-IBT performs tests that identify the factors that play a role in disease etiology, including genetic, environmental, microbial, and autoimmune causes. Results from these tests help clinicians direct and monitor treatment for patients suffering with atopic dermatitis.
|Classification||Test||# of Allergens|
|T cell Rx©||8|
|Biomarkers||Eosinophil Cationic Protein|
|Eosinophil Derived Neurotoxin|
|Skin Hypersensitivities||Chronic Urticaria||CU Index™|
|Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase IgG|
|Thyroid Stimulating Hormone|
|Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor|
|Matrix metallopeptidase 9|
|Atopic Dermatitis||Microbial||Malassezia IgE|
|Candida albicans IgE|
|Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A IgE|
|Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B IgE|
|Manganese Superoxide Dismutase IgE|
|Food||Milk Cow IgE|
|Egg White IgE|
To learn more about the specific tests we offer, search under the Allergy specialty in the Test Menu.