Watermelon (rf329) IgE

Test Code
30755Z

CPT Codes
86003

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

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

Clinical Significance
Watermelon may uncommonly induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitized individuals. Allergic reactions include oral allergy syndrome or oropharyngeal symptoms (itching and/or swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat), urticaria, dermatitis, angioedema, and dyspnea. Allergens produced by watermelon are an important cause of IgE-mediated sensitization. The presence of allergen specific IgE antibodies in serum of a patient is highly predictive of the likelihood that the individual will exhibit immediate hypersensitivity upon exposure to the allergen.



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