Milk Components, Allergy Panel

Abbrev Code:MCOMP   
Order Code:LAB6563Order Name:Milk Component Allergy Panel
Synonyms:Alpha-Lactalbumin, IgE; Food Allergen; Milk Allergy; B-Lactoglobulin, IgE; nBos d 4 a-lactalbumin; nBos d 5 B-lactoglobulin; nBos d 8 Casein; Box domesticus
Methodology:FEIA (by ImmunoCAP)
CPT Codes: 86008 x1, 86008 x1, 86003 x1
Test Includes:Allergen alpha-Lactalbumin, IgE F76, Allergen B-Lactoglobulin, IgE F77; Allergen Casein, IgE F78
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.7 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.2 mL, 0.7 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Phadia Allergens F) 


Reference Range:
Less than 0.10 kU(a)/L No significant level detected.
F76 and F77:  0.10 kU(a)/L or greater Susceptible to heat denaturation, higher risk of
reaction to fresh milk, lower reaction to baked milk, patient likely to "outgrow" milk allergy
F78:  0.10 kU(a)/L or greater Resistant to heat denaturation, higher risk to all forms of milk,
patient likely to "outgrow" milk allergy with high levels of
specific IgE to casein
Use:Detection of possible allergic responses to milk components and the risk for systemic reaction.

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