Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

ALPHA GAL

Methodology

Immunoassay

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

86008

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007995 Allergen, Food, Alpha-Gal IgE 73837-7
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Aliases

Allergen, Food, Alpha-Gal (galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose) IgE

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