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Allergen, Cockroach IgE

Components

Name Method Department Units
Allergen: Cockroach IgE Immunocap specific IgE
CMI, Immunology kU/L

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Room temperature - 1 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix EDTA or heparin tube by gentle inversion immediately after collection.
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Contamination
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Up to 15 allergens can be tested per 3mL of whole blood.

CPT Code

  • 86003