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Allergens, Combo Panel Childhood/Respiratory

Components

Name Method Department Units
Child/Resp Allergy Profile IgE Immunocap specific IgE
CMI, Immunology kU/L

Battery Members

Allergens:Dog dander, Cod, Egg white, Milk (cow), Peanut, Soybean, Wheat, Cat dander, Cockroach, Mite farinae,Mite ptero., Bermuda grass, Johnson grass, June grass, Mold Alternaria, Mold Aspergillus, Mold Cladosporium, Tree Elm, Tree Oak, Tree Pecan/Hickory, Tree Walnut, Weed Lamb's quarters, Weed Ragweed common, Total IgE

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 6 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 6 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 6 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 6 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 6 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 6 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

Please collect two tubes to insure there is enough serum/plasma to run the profile. Up to 15 allergens can be tested per 3mL of whole blood.

CPT Code

  • 86003 (x the number of allergens)
  • 82785 for IgE