Allergen-K080-IgE Formaldehyde

Test ID: 

705503

CPT code:

86003

Clinical Use:

Detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment such as animals, antibiotics, foods, grasses, house dust, mites, insects, insulin, molds, smuts, trees, and weeds; evaluate hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy.

Quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated:

• To determine if a patient has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies;

• If specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated;

• When testing patients for agents that may potentially cause anaphylaxis;

• When evaluating patients who are taking medications (eg, long-acting antihistamines), which interfere with other testing modalities (eg, skin testing);

• If immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms;

• When patient is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

0.2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.1 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

3 months

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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