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Selected References Related to Diagnostic Allergy Laboratory Tests Performed in the JHU DACI Reference Laboratory


Allergen specific IgE Antibody Analyses

Hamilton RG. N.F. Adkinson Jr. Immunological tests for the diagnosis and management of human allergic disease: Total and allergen-specific IgE and allergen specific IgG. In: Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology. ed. HR Rose, EC de Macario, JL Fahey, H Friedman, GM Penn. American Society for Microbiology, Washington D.C., pp 881, Chapter 109, 1997.
Peebles RS, MC Liu, NF Adkinson Jr., LM Lichtenstein, RG Hamilton. Ragweed specific antibodies in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids and serum before and after segmental lung challenge: IgE and IgA associated with eosinophil degranulation. J Allergy Clin Immunol 101:265-73, 1998.
Hamilton RG, Sobotka AK. In vitro Diagnostic Tests of IgE-Mediated Reactions. In. Diagnostic Testing of Allergic Disease, eds. S.F. Kemp and R.F Lockey, Marcel Dekker, 1999.
Hamilton RG. NF Adkinson Jr. Assessment of human allergic diseases. In. Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practices, ed. RR Rich, Mosby, St. Louis, Chapter 145, pp 2169-86, 1996.
Hamilton RG, JA Wisenauer, DB Golden, MD Valentine, NF Adkinson Jr. Selection of Hymenoptera venoms for immunotherapy based on patient's IgE antibody crossreactivity. J Allergy Clin Immunol 92:651-9, 1993.

IgG antibody Analyses

Hamilton RG, A Kagey-Sobotka, NF Adkinson Jr. Solid phase radioimmunoassay for quantitation of antigen-specific IgG using I-125 labeled Protein A from Staphylococcus aureus. J Immunol 122:1073-1079, 1979.
Gentlesk MJ, RG Hamilton, NF Adkinson Jr., HC Mansmann. Assessment of venom-specific IgG antibody in patients treated for Hymenoptera venom sensitivity. Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol 71:233-40, 1983.
Keating MU, Kagey Sobotka A, Hamilton RG, Yunginger JW. Clinical and immunological follow-up of patients who discontinue venom immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 88:339-48, 1991.
Golden DBK, ID Lawrence, RG Hamilton, A Kagey Sobotka, MD Valentine, LM Lichtenstein. Clinical correlation of the venom-specific IgG antibody level during maintenance venom immunotherapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 90:386-93, 1992.

Humoral Immune Responses to Insulin

Hamilton RG, M Rendell, NF Adkinson Jr. Serological analysis of human IgG and IgE anti-insulin antibodies using solid phase radioimmunoassays. J Lab Clin Med 96:1023-36, 1980.
Bollinger ME, RG Hamilton, RA Wood. Protamine Allergy as a complication of insulin hypersensitivity. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol 104:462-5, 1999.

Pneumococcal Serology

Musher DM, MJ Luchi, DA Watson, RG Hamilton, R Baughn. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in young adults and older bronchitics: Determination of IgG responses by ELISA and the effect of adsorption of serum with non-type specific cell wall polysaccharide. J Infect Dis 161:728-35, 1990.
Ahmed F, MC Steinhoff, MC Rodriguez-Barrados, RG Hamilton, DM Musher, KE Nelson. Effect of human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 infection on the immunogenicity of glycoprotein conjugate pneumococcal vaccine: results from a randomized trial. J Infect Dis 173:83-90, 1996.

Laboratory Assessment of Humoral Immune Responses to Natural Rubber Latex

Hamilton RG, BL Charous, NF Adkinson Jr., JW Yunginger. Serological methods in the laboratory diagnosis of latex rubber allergy: Study of non-ammoniated, ammoniated and glove extracts as allergen reagents sources. J Lab Clin Med 123:594-604, 1994.
Hamilton RG, RE Biagini, EF Krieg, Multi-Center Latex Task Force. Diagnostic performance of FDA-cleared serological assays for natural rubber latex specific IgE antibody. J Allergy Clin Immunol 103:925-30, 1999.
Kurtz, KM, Hamilton RG, Adkinson NF Jr. The role and application of provocation in the diagnosis of occupational latex allergy. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 83:634-9, 1999.

Environmental Allergen Analyses

Hamilton RG. MD Chapman, TAE Platts-Mills, NF Adkinson Jr. House dust aeroallergen measurements in clinical practice. A guide to allergen free home- and work- environments. Immunol. Allergy Practice 14:96-112, 1992.
Christiansen SC, SB Martin, NC Schleicher, JA Koziol, RG Hamilton, BL Zuraw. Exposure and sensitization to environmental allergen of predominantly Hispanic children with asthma in San Diego's inner city. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 98:288-94, 1996.
Hamilton RG, PA Eggleston. Environmental allergen analyses. Methods 13:53-60, 1997.