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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ALLERGEN CHILDHOOD PROFILE <3 YRS

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

CHILD

Synonyms:

Allergy testing; Immunocap Childhood Profile; (RAST)

CPT Codes:

86003 X12– Allergen specific IgE; quantitative or semi quantitative, for each allergen

82785 – IgE, Total

Test Includes:

IgE antibody level specific to Egg White, Fish (Cod), Milk (Cow), Peanut, Soybean, Wheat, Dust mite, Alternaria (Mold), Cat dander, Dog dander, Cockroach, Cladosporium herbarum (Hormodendrum) reported in kU/L and Total IgE reported in IU/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

The childhood allergy profile is a pre-selected panel of the most common allergens involved in childhood allergic disease for children under 3 years of age.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 4 days, set up Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top (plain, no gel) tube

Draw Volume:

6 mL (Minimum: 4.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

2 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into plastic sample cup. Store at refrigerated temperatures.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Interpretive Information:

kU/L

Level of Allergen Specific IgE Antibody

<0.35

Absent/Undetectable

0.35 - 0.69

Equivocal

0.70 - 3.49

Weakly Positive

3.50 - 17.49

Moderately Positive

17.5 – 49.99

Positive

50 - 100

Strongly Positive

>100

Very Strongly Positive

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Allergens <0.35 kU/L will be reported as Absent/Undetectable

Methodology:

Phadia Immunocap 250

References:

Thermo Fisher, 200 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI, November 2004

Immunocap 250 Specific IgE Procedure, Revised, August 2010, Phadia, AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Updates:

6/21/2006: Addition of Cladosporium to the panel additional CPT making 12 allergens in the panel. Expanded reference range table.
12/20/2011: Reference range table updated. Removed Class designations.



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