Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

NE REGIONAL RAST

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
NERAST      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86003.267         Geisinger Epic ID: 21439

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 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 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 14
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 14 antigens: June grass (G8), timothy (G6), common ragweed (W1), pigweed (W14), oak (T7), elm (T8), mite-Farinae (D2), mite-Pteronyssinus (D1), Alternaria (M6), cat epithelium/dander (E1), dog epithelium (E2), dog dander (E5), Cladosporum (M2), lamb's quarters (W10).
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
NE RAST, NE REGIONAL RAST
NE REGIONAL ALLERGY PANEL
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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