Allergen, Insects and Venom, Paper Wasp
Ordering Recommendation
Quantitative ImmunoCAP Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Multiple patient encounters should be avoided.  
Serum separator tube. Multiple specimen tubes should be avoided.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.25 mL serum plus 0.1 mL for each additional allergen ordered to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL plus 0.04 mL for each allergen ordered)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Effective 02/18/2014
Reporting Range
(reported in kU/L)
Probability of IgE Mediated
Clinical Reaction
Class Scoring
Less than 0.10 No significant level detected 0
0.10 -​ 0.34 Clinical relevance undetermined 0/1
0.35 -​ 0.70 Low 1
0.71 -​ 3.50 Moderate 2
3.51 -​ 17.50 High 3
17.51 -​ 50.00 Very high 4
50.01 -​ 100.00 Very high 5
Greater than 100.00 Very high 6
Interpretive Data
Allergen results of 0.10-0.34 kU/L are intended for specialist use as the clinical relevance is undetermined. Even though increasing ranges are reflective of increasing concentrations of allergen-specific IgE, these concentrations may not correlate with the degree of clinical response or skin testing results when challenged with a specific allergen. The correlation of allergy laboratory results with clinical history and in vivoreactivity to specific allergens is essential. A negative test may not rule out clinical allergy or even anaphylaxis.  
Due to the rise and fall of circulating specific IgE antibodies to insect venom, blood samples for allergen testing should be collected no sooner than 2-3 weeks and no later than 6 months after an insect sting.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055048Allergen, Insect, Paper Wasp IgE6198-6
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