Eosinophil cationic protein (ECP)
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5 mL blood in a plain tube.
Broncho-alveolar lavage fluid.
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Useful in monitoring childhood asthma where peak flow measurement is impossible.
Raised levels indicate increased in vivo eosinophil activity.
Levels have been reported to correlate with clinical severity of asthma and with decreased peak flow rates.
Venge P. Clin Exp Allergy 1999; 29(9): 1172-1186.