Allergens are proteins that come from a variety of sources and only on specific individuals, seem to activate their immune system towards the production of antibodies. Allergens are not typically harmful substances. But for patients with a genetic predisposition to allergies, these innocent proteins are perceived as enemies. Our body, therefore, defends itself and produces antibodies. During this process, substances that make up the symptoms of allergies will be produced.
In our biopathology department, allergy tests are performed for various substances such as food allergens, pharmaceuticals and aeroallergens (e.g. pollen).