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Immunoglobulin D

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB3158 
Methodology: Quantitative Nephelometry
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Serum separator tube.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: IgD is one of the five classes of immunoglobulin. IgD is mainly found on the surface of B-cells and may help regulate B-cell function. IgD likely serves as an early B-cell antigen receptor, however, the function of the circulating IgD is largely unknown.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82784
Last Changed: 11/11/2016 11:57:57
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:03:52