Allergy Panel 18, Nut Mix Group

Test Code

CPT Codes
86003 (x7)

IgE allergy testing for:
Almond (f20)
Cashew Nut (f202)
Coconut (f36)
Hazelnut (f17)
Peanut (f13)
Pecan (f201)
Sesame Seed (f10)

Preferred Specimen
1.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Transport Container
Serum separator tube (SST)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

This panel tests for specific IgE antibodies to 7 nuts that are commonly associated with allergies. Allergen-specific serum IgE testing is considered comparable to skin testing and may be preferred in some clinical situations. However, a positive test result only indicates that a patient is sensitized to the allergen of concern. Many IgE-sensitized individuals do not develop any symptoms when exposed to the allergen. A diagnosis of allergy should only be made by a trained medical provider after conducting a thorough clinical evaluation [1].

More specific information about allergens included in this panel may be found on the Quest Diagnostics Test Directory.

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

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics-St.Louis
11636 Administration Drive
Maryland Heights , MO 63146-3534

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.