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Allergens, Childhood Profile (Updated)


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

Battery Members

Allergens: Cat Dander, Cockroach, Cod Fish, Dog Dander, Egg White, Mite farinae, Milk (cow), Mold (Alternaria), Peanut, Soybean, Wheat, Total IgE

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 3 mL

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL

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


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

CPT Code

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