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ALLERGEN NUT IGE PROFILE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1652         Geisinger Epic ID: 27747

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
One (1) full 3.5 mL gold-top serum separator tube. Aliquot of 0.7 mL also acceptable.

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 (0.7 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.
Interpretation guide:
<0.10 kUa/L - Class 0 Allergen: Absence of Allergen Specific IgE
0.10-0.34 kUa/L - Class 0/1 Allergen: Low Level of Allergen Specific IgE
0.35-0.69 kUa/L - Class 1 Allergen: Low Level of Allergen Specific IgE
0.70-3.49 kUa/L - Class 2 Allergen: Moderate Level of Allergen Specific IgE
3.50-17.49 kUa/L - Class 3 Allergen: High Level of Allergen Specific IgE
17.5-49.99 kUa/L - Class 4 Allergen: Very High Level of Allergen Specific IgE
50.0-99.99 kUa/L - Class 5 Allergen: Very High Level of Allergen Specific IgE
>=100 kUa/L - Class 6 Allergen: Very High Level of Allergen Specific IgE
Additional information:
Geisinger Allergy Panels.
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:
Peanut (F13), Hazelnut (F17), Brazil nut (F18), Almond (F20), Pecan nut (F201), Cashew nut (F202), Walnut (F256), Pistachio nut (F203), Macadamia nut (RF345).
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
NUTALL, RAST, NUT RAST PANEL, ALLERGY
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    
Review Date: 08/16/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Immunology
Technical Lead: Kathy Hurst
Frequency: Five days a week, 1st shift.
Performed STAT? No
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