|Includes:||Dust mite (D. pteronyssinus) D01, Dust mite (D. farinae) D02, Cat Dander E1, Dog Dander E5, Timothy Grass G6, Kentucky Blue Grass G08, House Dust (Greer) H1, House dust (Holister-Stier) H2, Mold Cladosporium herbarum (Hormodendrum herbarum) M2, Mold Alternaria M6, Oak Tree T7, Elm Tree T08, Maple Leaf Sycamore Tree T11, Common Ragweed W1, Plantain (English) Ribwort W9|
|Department:||Immunology - Blood Bank|
|Available:||Tests are batched Monday - Friday|
|Container:||Red Top or Butterscotch (Gold Top)|
|Temperature:||Specimens may be kept at controlled room temperature for shipping purposes only. Otherwise, they should be stored at 2-8°C if assayed within one week or -20°C for longer term storage.|
|Rejection:||Unlabeled, mislabeled samples, samples with the wrong anticoagulant, or improperly stored samples.|
|Uses:||Allergen-specific IgE antibody levels as measured by in vitro assays are sometimes used as grounds for instituting immunotherapy, however the results of a Specific IgE test should not be the only consideration when selecting an initial dose for immunotherapy. Prior to implementing immunotherapy, a skin test with the planned initial dilution of the immunotherapy solution should be performed to prove that the patient tolerates in vivo administration of this allergenic extract.
|Limitations:||Studies show no interference from icteric, lipemic or hemolytic samples.|
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