Pumpkin Seed

CPT: 86003

Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 4 days


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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


Test Details


Use

This test is used to detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment such as animals, antibiotics, foods, grasses, house dust, mites, insects, insulin, molds, smuts, trees and weeds; evaluate hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema and respiratory allergy.

Quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated:

• To determine if a patient has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies;

• If specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated;

• When testing patients for agents which may potentially cause anaphylaxis;

• When evaluating patients who are taking medications (e.g., long-acting antihistamines) which interfere with other testing modalities (e.g., skin testing);

• If immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms;

• When patient is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial.


Methodology

Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®


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