Allergen: Silver Birch (Betula varrucosa), IgE


Sunquest Code:AT3  
Epic Code:LAB601Epic Name:Allergen Silver Birch IGE
Order Instructions:Also included in batteries: TREE, AUMIDW
Synonyms:Tree Allergen: Common Silver Birch
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
CPT Code:86003
Turnaround Time:Performed twice/week; results are reported within 4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 7 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Less than 0.10 kU(a)/L None Detected
0.10-0.69 kU(a)/L Low
0.70-3.49 kU(a)/L Moderate
3.50-17.50 kU(a)/L High
Greater than 17.51 kU(a)/L Very High
   
Use:Detection of possible allergic responses to various substance in the environment such as animals, foods, grasses, house dust, mites, insects, insulin, molds, smuts, trees or weeks. Evaluation of hay fever, extrinsic asthma, atopic eczema or respiratory allergy.


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