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Allergen, exotic bird panel IgG

Lab Section:  Immunology Immunology  
Lab Location:  Main Lab
Test ID: LAB2955 
Methodology: Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Reported: 1 week, 3 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3 mL.
Handling: Collection requirement varies based on the number of allergens ordered.
Unacceptable conditions: Test can only be performed on serum.
Stability: Ambient: 1 weeks, Refrigerated: 4 weeks, Frozen: > 4 weeks

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Although there have been many publications concerning the measurement of allergen-specific IgG, the clinical utility of such tests has not been established except in special situations. Thus, the quantitative IgG test should only be ordered by specialists who recognize the limitations of the test. The normal reference ranges reported represent the expected results for individuals who have no unusual exposure and have not been immunized with the indicated allergen. The ranges reported have no disease-associated significance

Tests included in this Panel: Canary Feathers IgG, Finch Feathers IgG, Parrot Australian (Budgerigar) Droppings IgG, Pigeon Droppings IgG, Pigeon Feathers IgG

CPT Code(s): 86001
Last Changed: 09/04/2016 14:59:20