Road Map for the Clinical Application of the Basophil Activation Test in Food Allergy

BAT Relevant Literature:

Santos AF, Shreffler WG. Road map for the clinical application of the basophil activation test in food allergy. Clin Exp Allergy. 2017 Sep;47(9):1115-1124. doi: 10.1111/cea.12964. Epub 2017 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 28618090 DOI: 10.1111/cea.12964 .

Highlights from this Publication

“..BAT is sensitive and more specific than standard testing and has the potential to reduce the number of OFC currently needed to diagnose IgE-mediated food allergy as well as to monitor clinical response to treatment and possible resolution of food allergy..”

“ order to achieve a widespread adoption of BAT in clinical practice, it is necessary to achieve standardization of the laboratory procedure and data analyses and more rigorous validation.”