Test ID: QG089
CPT code: 86003
Specimen Type: gel clot
Frequency: Setup: Mon-Fri; analytic time 2 days
Instructions: 1.0 mL serum from SST. Minimum 0.1 mL. Refrigerated.
Text: In vitro allergy testing with complete allergens is used to confirm a patient’s history of allergy and determine the offending allergen or ruleout allergy with negative results (0.1-0.34 kU/L). However, increasing IgE activity of allergen-specific IgE must always be interpreted regarding the patient’s clinical history and may not correlate with the activity detected by skin testing when the patient is challenged with a specific allergen. Caution: a negative in vitro allergy test may not rule out clinical allergy or risk of anaphylaxis. In vitro allergy testing has also been reported to be helpful in monitoring the allergen specific IgE levels over time following therapy.
COMPONENTS: Q0310 FUSARIUM MONILIFORME ALLERGEN LOINC 15722-2; Q0311 FUSARIUM MONILIFORME COUNT LOINC 6121-8; Q0007 ALLERGEN INTERP LOINC 8251-1