Trichophyton mentagrophytes (var interdigital) (m211) IgE

Test Code
37460


CPT Codes
86003

Preferred Specimen
0.3 mL serum


Minimum Volume
0.15 mL


Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial


Transport Temperature
Room temperature


Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days


Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 2-4 days


Reference Range
<0.10 kU/L


Clinical Significance
This allergen-specific IgE antibody test quantifies an individual’s IgE response to Trichophyton mentagrophytes var interdigital. It is an in vitro quantitative assay that is intended to be used in conjunction with other clinical information to aid in the diagnosis of allergic diseases [1].

While allergen-specific serum IgE testing is considered comparable to skin testing in many instances, both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recognize that allergen-specific serum IgE testing may be preferred in some clinical situations. These include 1) the presence of widespread skin disease, 2) the recent use of antihistamines or other medications that can affect the results of allergy skin tests, 3) uncooperative patients, and 4) medical history suggesting that allergen skin testing would pose a significant risk for a serious allergic reaction [1].

A definitive clinical diagnosis of allergy should not be based on the results of any single diagnostic method, but should be made by a trained healthcare provider after all clinical and laboratory findings have been evaluated.

More specific information about this allergen can be found at http://www.phadia.com/en/Products/Allergy-testing-products/ImmunoCAP-Allergen-Information/Molds-and-other-Microorganisms/Allergens/Trichophyton-ment-var-interdigitale-/

Reference
1. Bernstein IL, et al. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008;100(Suppl 3):S1-S148.


Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Valencia
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



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