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Test Code INHAL Inhalant Allergen Panel, IgE, Serum, LAB583

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Laboratory

Useful For

Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Specimen Requirements

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube or plain, red-top tube

Specimen: 40 uL for each allergen in addition to 200 uL for dead space serum

Note: Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Minimum Specimen Volume

Serum: 300 uL for one allergen

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum

Refrigerated (preferred)

7 days

  Frozen

Indefinite

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification And CPT Coding

86003

Reference Values

 

SIgE kUA/L

Interpretation
  <0.10 None Detected
  0.10 - 0.69 Low
  0.70 - 3.49 Moderate
  3.50 - 17.4 High
  17.5 - >100.0 Very High

Methodology

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Panel

Dermatophagoides farinae Cat dander
Dog dander Dermatophagoides pteronys

 

Analytic Time

2-4 days upon receipt