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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 2.55 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.16 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: Alternaria alternata (tenuis), Aspergillus fumigatus, Bahia Grass, Bermuda Grass, Cat Epithelium & Dander, Common/Short Ragweed, D. farinae (Mites), D. pteronyssinus (Mites), Dog Dander, Elm Tree, English Plantain, Helminthosporium, Hormodendrum (Cladosporium), Johnson Grass, Marsh Elder, Mountain Cedar (Juniper) Tree, Pecan Tree, Pigweed, Privet Tree, Russian Thistle, Sycamore, Timothy Grass, Virginia Live Oak Tree, White Ash Tree.

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.

Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86003 x24

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050910 Allergen, Weed, Marsh Elder IgE 6232-3
0055001 Allergen, Fungi/Mold, A. alternata IgE 6020-2
0055006 Allergen, Animal, Cat Dander IgE 6833-8
0055007 Allergen, Tree, Mountain Cedar Tree IgE 6178-8
0055025 Allergen, Weed, Pigweed IgE 7604-2
0055027 Allergen, Weed, Russian Thistle IgE 6234-9
0055032 Allergen, Grass, Timothy Grass IgE 6265-3
0055038 Allergen, Fungi/Mold, Hormodendrum IgE 6075-6
0055041 Allergen, Interp, Immunocap Score IgE 33536-4
0055042 Allergen, Tree, Elm Tree IgE 6109-3
0055047 Allergen, Grass, Johnson Grass IgE 6152-3
0055049 Allergen, Weed, English Plantain IgE 6110-1
0055061 Allergen, Fungi/Mold, A. fumigatus IgE 6025-1
0055063 Allergen, Mites, D. pteronyssinus IgE 6096-2
0055064 Allergen, Mites, D. farinae IgE 6095-4
0055070 Allergen, Grass, Bermuda Grass IgE 6041-8
0055073 Allergen, Tree, White Ash Tree IgE 6278-6
0055085 Allergen, Weed, Common/Short Ragweed IgE 6085-5
0055090 Allergen, Tree, Sycamore Tree IgE 15285-0
0055145 Allergen, Tree, Pecan Tree IgE 6209-1
0055151 Allergen, Grass, Bahia IgE 6034-3
0055152 Allergen, Tree, Privet Tree IgE 7632-3
0055449 Allergen, Tree, Virginia Live Oak IgE 6164-8
0099541 Allergen, Fungi/Mold, Helminthospor. IgE 6138-2
0099568 Allergen, Animal, Dog Dander IgE 6098-8
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Aliases
Allergens, Inhalants, Southwest Comprehensive 2