Allergen: Honey Bee, IgE


Sunquest Code:AI1  
Epic Code:LAB1681Epic Name:Allergen Honey Bee IgE
Order Instructions:Also included in battery: ASTING
Synonyms:Insect Venom Allergen: Honey Bee Sting
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
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 substances in the environment such as animals, foods, grasses, house dust, mites, insects, insulin, molds, smuts, trees or weeds. Evaluation of hay fever, extrinsic asthma, atopic eczema or respiratory allergy.


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