The immune system is comprised of a variety of different cell types and proteins. Each of these performs a specialised function, aimed at recognising or reacting to foreign material such as bacteria, viruses, pollen and transplanted organs.
Where part of the immune system is absent or impaired an immunodeficiency can occur. Immunodeficiencies are categorized as either primary or secondary. Primary Immunodeficiency occurs when part of the immune system is absent or not functioning correctly and is usually the result of a genetic defect. In contrast, secondary Immunodeficiency occurs when the immune system has been compromised due to an external factor such as a virus (e.g. HIV), or as the result of drug therapy (e.g. chemotherapy or deliberate immune system suppression post organ transplant).
Leveraging on over 20 years’ experience in developing innovative diagnostic products, Binding Site has developed a comprehensive range of assays for the detection and monitoring of immune system disorders. This includes assays for: