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CU (chronic urticaria) index

Lab Section:  Sendout Immunology  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Viracor IBT 
Test ID: LAB2858 
Methodology: Ex Vivo Challenge, Cell Culture and Histamine Analysis
Reported: 1 week, 3 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: No minimum volume indicated. Collect Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 4 .
Unacceptable conditions: Test can only be performed on serum.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Patients with a chronic form of Urticaria who are positive with the Functional anti-FceR test have an autoimmune basis for their disease. A positive result does not indicate which autoantibody (anti-IgE, anti- FceRI or anti-FceRII) is present.

CPT Code(s): 86352
Last Changed: 01/24/2013 13:39:22