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ALLERGEN GRASS IGE PROFILE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1620         Geisinger Epic ID: 53651

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. Aliquot also acceptable (1.0 mL minimum).
Special notes:
If collecting specimen in microcollection tubes, collect 5 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. Aliquot also acceptable (1.0 mL minimum). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Stable seven (7) days at 2-8°C or six (6) months at -20°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 X 9
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:
The following 9 allergens: (XG2) Bermuda Grass, (G3) Orchard Grass, (G4) Meadow Fescue, (G5) Perennial Rye Grass, (G6) Timothy Grass, (G8) June Grass, (XG10) Johnson Grass, (G12) Cultivated Rye Grass, (G15) Cultivated Wheat Grass
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Grass RAST panel
GRALL
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:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Stacy Kenyon, PhD, DABCC
   
Review Date: 12/02/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Five days a week, 1st shift.
Performed stat? No
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