Allergen: Almond, IgE


Sunquest Code:AF20  
Epic Code:LAB634Epic Name:Allergen Almonds IGE
Order Instructions:Also included in battery ANUTS
Synonyms:Food Allergen: Almond; Nut Allergen: Almond
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
CPT Code:86003
Turnaround Time:Performed twice per 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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