Allergen: Cantaloupe, IgE

Abbrev Code:ACANT   
Order Code:LAB4380Order Name:Allergen Cantaloupe
Synonyms:Muskmelon; Common Melon; Melon, Mustmelon; Honeydew Melon
Methodology:ImmunoCAP, fluorescent enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86003 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:0.7 mL; add 0.2 mL for each additional allergen
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.25 mL ASAP or within 2 hours. Add 0.1 mL for each additional allergen. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells, 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55435


Reference Range:
Less than 0.10 kU/L No significant level detected
0.10 – 0.34 kU/L Clinical relevance undetermined
0.35 – 0.70 kU/L Low
0.71 – 3.50 kU/L Moderate
3.51 – 17.50 kU/L High
17.51 kU/L or greater Very high
Use:Allergen results of 0.10-0.34 kU/L are intended for specialist use as the clinical relevance is determined. Although increasing ranges are reflective of increasing concentrations of allergen-specific IgE, this may not correlate with the degree of clinical response or skin testing when challenged with a specific allergen. The correlation of allergy laboratory results with clinical history and in vivo reactivity to specific allergens is essential. A negative test may not rule out a clinical allergy or even anaphylaxis.

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