Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ALLERGEN FOOD PANEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FOOD

Synonyms:

Allergy testing; Immunocap FOOD Panel; (RAST)

CPT Codes:

86003 x10 – 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, Clam, Corn (Maize), Scallop, and Walnut reported in kU/L and Total IgE reported in IU/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

The food allergy panel is a pre-selected grouping of the most common allergens involved in childhood food allergies.

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:

12/20/2011: Updated reference range table. Remove Class designations.



  Lab Test Directory
    Chemistry
    Coagulation
    Flow/Immunology
    Hematology
    Microbiology/ Virology
    Other Fluids
    Pathology
    Serology
    Transfusion Services
    Urine/Stool

  Search Lab Test Directory
    List All Documents

  Lab Staff

  E-mail Lab Services