Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP)

ECP is responsible for allergic reactions It is also called ribonuclease 3. It is found in cells called eosinophils. This protein is the sign of an infection where eosinophils are also high. The ECP level is elevated especially in the late phase of an allergic reaction, therefore, it is an important parameter for the diagnosis and follow-up of asthma and allergic diseases.
Interpretation:High values are the sign of allergic reactions which may also damage the tissues. Cortisone treatment might be useful to reduce the severe damage caused by this protein.
Sample: Arm venous blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Tuesday
Result Time: Next day at 6 PM