Quantitative ImmunoCAP Fluorescent Enzyme Immunoassay
New York DOH Approval Status
Multiple patient encounters should be avoided.
Serum separator tube. Multiple specimen tubes should be avoided. Specimens should be collected no sooner than 2- 3 weeks and no later than 6 months after an insect sting.
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)
Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Allergens included: Honeybee Venom, Paper Wasp, White-Faced Hornet, Yellow-Faced Hornet, Yellow Jacket Venom.
(reported in kU/L)
|Probability of IgE Mediated
|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|
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0055039||Allergen, Insect, Honey Bee Venom IgE||6844-5|
|0055041||Allergen, Interp, Immunocap Score IgE||33536-4|
|0055046||Allergen, Insect, White-faced Hornet IgE||6280-2|
|0055048||Allergen, Insect, Paper Wasp IgE||6198-6|
|0055065||Allergen, Insect, YellowFaced Hornet IgE||6288-5|
|0055139||Allergen, Insect, Yellow Jacket Ven IgE||6740-5|
- Stinging Insects