Allergens, Food, Southwest Basic Profile
0055370
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
SWFOOD
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.
Submit With Order
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 1.25 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.64 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: Chicken, Codfish/Whitefish, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Milk (Cow's), Orange, Peanut, Pecan, Shrimp, Soybean, Wheat.

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.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86003 per allergen
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055008Allergen, Food, Chicken IgE6836-1
0055013Allergen, Food, Egg White IgE6106-9
0055020Allergen, Food, Milk (Cow) IgE7258-7
0055023Allergen, Food, Orange IgE6194-5
0055024Allergen, Food, Peanut IgE6206-7
0055030Allergen, Food, Shrimp IgE6246-3
0055031Allergen, Food, Soybean IgE6248-9
0055034Allergen, Food, Wheat IgE6276-0
0055036Allergen, Food, Codfish IgE6082-2
0055041Allergen, Interp, Immunocap Score IgE33536-4
0055212Allergen, Food, Egg Yolk IgE6107-7
0099572Allergen, Food, Pecan IgE6208-3
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