Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

VENOM ALLERGY PANEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
VENALL      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: VENALL         Geisinger Epic ID: 38733

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Gold-top (serum separator) microcollection tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
One (1) full 3.5 mL gold-top serum separator tube (preferred). Aliquot also acceptable but not preferred (0.6 mL minimum).
Special notes:
If collecting specimen in microcollection tubes, collect 3 FULL serum separator microcollection tubes.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit one (1) full 3.5 mL gold-top serum separator tube (preferred). Aliquot also acceptable but not preferred (0.6 mL minimum). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated
Specimen stability:
Stable seven (7) days at 2-8 degreesC or six (6) months at -20 degrees C.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen will be rejected if stability limit has been exceeded or if specimen is hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative/Class 0
CPT code(s):
86003 x5
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Immunoglobulin E value and class for the following four (5) allergens: Honeybee venom (I1) 2hite faced hornet (I2), yellow jacket venom (I3), paper wasp venom (I4), yellow hornet (I5).
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
RAST
Clinical significance:
Many allergies are mediated by immunoglobulins of the IgE class. In vitro allergen-specific IgE tests can help the physician identify the allergen (or allergens) to which an individual is sensitive.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/13/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Clinical Immunoassay (CIA)
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday; 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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