Yellow Hornet (i5) IgG


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Test Name:
Insect Venom, Yellow Hornet IgG (8639X)
Reference Lab: QNI
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Shipping Temp: Room temperature
Specimen Type: 0.3 mL serum
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Test Code
ESOT - 67397N

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Preferred Specimen

0.3 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.15 mL

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Fluorenzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Setup Schedule
A.M. Sets up 2 days a week.

Reference Range
<2.0 mcg/mL

Clinical Significance

This in vitro allergen-specific IgG antibody test quantifies an individual's IgG response to venom of yellow hornet.

Insect stings may trigger a series of immune responses, which lead to local and systemic reactions. Both venom specific IgE and IgG antibodies can be produced during this process. IgE assays are the best-studied and most accepted serologic tests for evaluating stinging insect allergy status. Venom-specific IgG assays are not recommended for diagnosing venom/sting allergy or predicting when to stop venom immunotherapy [1]. However, some clinicians use IgG tests when evaluating individuals for stinging insect allergies, sensitivities, or tolerance.

We offer stinging insect IgG tests to support providers who use them in their evaluation of patients experiencing adverse reactions to insect venom.

1. Golden DB, et al. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017;118(1):28-54.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

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.