Lobster, IgE (allergen) : 1003600

Test Code
LOBSTE or 1003600

Alias/See Also
Allergy Testing; IgE antibodies

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube (gold top preferred) or a plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport; if a plain red top tube, centrifuge and aliquot serum (Min. 0.1 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Acceptable for longer storage


Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
Less than 0.10 kU/L: No significant level detected
0.10-0.34 kU/L: Clinical relevance undetermined
0.35-0.70 kU/L: Low
0.71-3.50 kU/L: Moderate
3.51-17.50 kU/L: High
17.51 or greater kU/L: Very High

Allergen results of 0.10-0.34 kU/L are intended for specialist use as the clinical relevance is undetermined. Although increasing ranges are reflective of increasing concentrations of allergen specific IgE, this may not correlate with the degree of clinical response or skin testing when challenged with a specific allergen. The correlation of allergy laboratory results with clinical history and in vivo reactivity to specific allergens is essential. A negative test may not rule out clinical allergy or even anaphylaxis.

Clinical Significance
Intended for in vitro diagnostic use as an aid in the clinical diagnosis of IGE mediated allaergic disorders in conjunction with other clinical findings.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.