Adult Food and Seafood Allergy Panel (allergen) : 1004186

Test Code
FOOD3 or 1004186

Alias/See Also
Allergy Testing; IgE antibodies

CPT Codes
86003x18, 82785

Includes
Panel includes Total IgE and IgE antibodies to the following allergens: beef, corn, cow milk, egg white, egg yolk, oat, peanut, pecan nut, pork, rice, soybean, tomato, wheat, codfish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and tuna.

Instructions
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. 2 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

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

Methodology
ImmunoCAP

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
aPTT testing encompasses the entire clotting process from contact activation to fibrin formation and is therefore more susceptible to variations than specific individual tests. The control and use of aPTT is therefore subject to inherent limitations. Control of plasma sample and storage conditions is strictly emphasized. Studies have shown that sample decomposition may occur more rapidly in stored samples that are not refrigerated. Extremely small plasma volumes prior to testing are to be avoided since pH changes in the plasma from physiological conditions may be encountered. Such changes may lead to the decomposition of plasma components of the coagulation system.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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