Latex

CPT: 86003
Updated on 8/9/2018
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Brazilian Rubber Tree

Use

Detect sensitivity to latex

Methodology

Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Reference Interval

Normal: negative

Additional Information

Latex has been shown to cause sensitivity reactions. Hypersensitivity reactions following exposure to latex are rapidly increased, most notably in the past few years. Latex is emerging as a potentially serious health problem largely because of the frequency by which individuals come in contact with latex and products containing latex. Exposure to latex through dermal contact, as seen with those individuals who wear latex gloves, is evidenced by a range of symptoms from nonspecific pruritus to urticaria, usually localized to the zone of contact. Inhalation of airborne latex particles may result in conjunctivitis, rhinitis, inflammation, asthma and, in severe cases, bronchospasm and anaphylactic shock. Although the initial presentation of clinical symptoms does seem to depend on the route of exposure, systemic effects (such as tachycardia and cardiovascular collapse) may result from exposure to latex, regardless of the mode.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

0.2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

3 months

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

3 months

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; gross hemolysis; lipemia

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
602669 K082-IgE Latex 6158-0 602669 K082-IgE Latex kU/L 6158-0

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