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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ALLERGEN CHILDHOOD PROFILE <3 YRS

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

CHILD

Note:
Because some allergens overlap between panels, special Order Codes have been created for the combination of panels. If you plan on ordering more than one panel, please use the following orderables to prevent duplication:

MNFD: Respiratory Profile (>3 yrs) + Food Panel
CHIFD: Respiratory Profile (<3 yrs) + Food Panel
MNCHI: Respiratory Profile (>3 yrs) + Respiratory Profile (<3 years)

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.
12/4/2014: Combination codes included under orderables.



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