Allergens, Food, Seafood Profile
0055335
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
SEAFOOD
Methodology
Quantitative ImmunoCAP Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Multiple patient encounters should be avoided.  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Multiple specimen tubes should be avoided.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.65 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Allergens included: Codfish/Whitefish, Crab, Lobster, Shrimp, Tuna.

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 vivo reactivity to specific allergens is essential. A negative test may not rule out clinical allergy or even anaphylaxis.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86003 per allergen
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055011Allergen, Food, Crab IgE
0055030Allergen, Food, Shrimp IgE
0055036Allergen, Food, Codfish IgE
0055041Allergen, Interp, Immunocap Score IgE
0055062Allergen, Food, Tuna IgE
0099062Allergen, Food, Lobster IgE
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References