Eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP)
Why this test?
For diagnosis, assessment of severity and control of treatment of bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and other allergic diseases.
In what cases is it prescribed?
With symptoms of atopic bronchial asthma: shortness of breath and attacks of suffocation that occur after contact with animal fur, house dust, tree and grass pollen, as well as other possible allergens.
With symptoms of atopic dermatitis: itching and dryness of the skin, eczematous skin rash, intensification of the skin pattern, intermittent course of the disease (when it manifests itself episodically, then stronger, then weaker) if the disease occurs under the age of 2 years.
With symptoms of allergic rhinitis: runny nose, itching, nasal congestion, sneezing, headache, loss of smell, arising in response to any allergen (for example, tobacco smoke, plant pollen).
With symptoms of food allergy: itching and swelling of the mucous membrane of the oropharyngeal cavity, skin rash (most often urticaria), cough, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, feeling of a rush of blood to the face, pain in the abdomen, hypotension, heart rhythm disorders that occur in response to eggs, milk, hazelnuts, fish, shellfish, wheat or other foods.