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Test Code BLOD1494 Weed Allergy Panel

Useful For

Patients with suspected allergic rhinitis and/or asthma symptoms.  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 Weed Allergy Panel:

 

Common Name Latin Name
Common Ragweed Ambrosia elatior
Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris
Russian Thistle Salsola kali
Common Pigweed Amaranthus retroflexus
Sheep Sorrel Rumex acetosella
English Plantain (Ribwort) Plantago lanceolata
Total IgE

 

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Outpatient Services at North 19th

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or gold top

Specimen Volume: 3 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 1.5 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 6

82785 x 1