Nettle, IgE-13474

Test info

  
Nettle, IgE
  
13474
  
LAB13474
  
NETTLE
  
Allergen
W020
  

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 (eg, long-acting antihistamines) which interfere with other testing modalities (eg, 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

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
0.2 mL
  
0.1 mL
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 3 months

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (602973): R-LC
  
Daily
  
4 days
  

ImmunoCAP®

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative < 0.1 kU/L

Billing

  
86003
  
Yes
  
  
Result 6186-1

Tracking

  
04/05/2019
  
11/07/2019
  
03/16/2021