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Allergen, star fruit IgE

Lab Section:  Immunology  
Lab Location:  Main Lab
Test ID: LAB2570 
Methodology: Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported: 1 week, 3 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 4 mL.
Handling: Collection requirement varies based on the number of allergens ordered.
Unacceptable conditions: Test can only be performed on serum.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to define the specific allergen responsible for disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy.

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.

CPT Code(s): 86003
Last Changed: 09/04/2016 14:59:21