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Test Code BLOD1446 Early Childhood Allergy Panel

Useful For

Recommended for children ages 3 months to 3 years of age, this profile contains the 21 most common food and indoor environmental allergens. When used with a thorough patient history and physical examination, IgE allergen testing provides objective, quantifiable evidence of IgE-mediated allergen sensitivity. Allergen sensitivity may be associated with atopic dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, recurrent otitis media, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma.

Methodology

ImmunoCAP sandwich assay

Profile Information

The following allergens are included in the Early Childhood Allergy Panel:

 

Food Seafood Molds Dust Mites Other

Egg White

Scallops Cladosporium herbarum Dermatoph farinae Cat Epithelium and Dander
Milk Shrimp Alternaria alternata Dermatoph pteronyssinus Dog Dander

Soybean

Salmon     Cockroach
Wheat Tuna     Mouse Urine Proteins
Sesame Seed Cod Fish     Total IgE
Walnut        
Peanut        

Testing Algorithm:

  • If the Peanut Allergen is positive, the Peanut Allergen Component Panel will automatically be reflexed.
  • If the Cow's Milk Allergen is positive, the Milk Allergen Component Panel will automatically be reflexed.
  • If the Egg White Allergen is positive, the Egg White Allergen Component Panel will automatically be reflexed.

Reflex Tests

 

Test Code Test Name Test Components

Available

Separately

Always

Performed

BLOD1516 Peanut Allergen Component Panel Ara h8 peanut component Yes No
Ara h9 peanut component
Ara h1 peanut component
Ara h2 peanut component
Ara h3 peanut component
BLOD1518 Milk Allergen Component Panel Alpha-Lactalbumin Yes No
Beta-Lactoglobulin
Casein
BLOD1520 Egg White Allergen Component Panel Ovalbumin  Yes No
Ovomucoid 

 

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Outpatient Services at North 19th

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or gold top

Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.  Send refrigerated.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated <7 days/Frozen >7 days

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated 7 days
  Frozen 30 days

 

Reference Values

<0.35 kUA/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday and Thursday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86003 x 21

82785 x 1

86008 x 5,3,2 (if needed)