Allergen-IgE Deer Epithelium
RAST (Allergen IgE Deer Epithelium);Immunofluorescence (Allergen IgE Deer Epithelium)
0.25 mL serum is required for a single allergen. Add 0.05 mL for each additional allergen. ie: 1 mL will yield 15 allergens.
plain red top or SST tube.
Allow sample to clot at room temperature for 20 to 60 minutes. Centrifuge ASAP to separate serum from cells and aliquot cell-free serum into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container at ambient temperature, with an ice pack or frozen on dry ice.
2 days ambient (18-23°C), 1 week refrigerated (2-8°C), 1 year frozen (-20C). One freeze-thaw cycle will not negatively affect testing.
Samples maintained at room temperature >24 hours, samples maintained refrigerated >7 days.