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Allergen, Peanut Components IgE

Components

Name Method Department Units
Peanut component package Immunocap specific IgE
CMI, Immunology kU/L

Battery Members

Allergen: Peanuts IgE, Peanut Ara h 1, Peanut Ara h 2, Peanut Ara h 3. Peanut Ara h 8, Peanut Ara h 9, Interpretation

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

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 5 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix EDTA 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 3 mL of whole blood.

PCOP orders will print on the labels with a unique accession as TCPEAN

CPT Code

  • 86003 (x6)