Anti-IgE Antibody


Sunquest Code:IGEABY  
Epic Code:LAB6806Epic Name:Anti IgE Antibody
Methodology:ELISA
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-11 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, lipemia or icterus.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Store at refrigerated or room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated or room temperature.
Stability:14 days at room temperature (preferred) or refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ViraCor via Mayo)
Referral Lab number:FANTI


Interpretive

Reference Range:Normal
Use:This ELISA measures IgG antibodies specific for IgE. A result of normal indicates that the level of IgG anti-IgE antibodies is similar to that seen in a population of healthy individuals. A result of elevated indicates an increased level of IgG anti-IgE antibodies compared to health individuals. These autoantibodies have been implicated as a causative agent in autoimmune chronic urticaria and atopic dermatitis.


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