Lab Test : Allergen, Dust Mite (D. farinae)

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Includes:D02 Dust Mite (D. farinae)
Department:Immunology - Blood Bank
SQ Code:D02
Available:Tests are batched Monday - Friday
Turnaround:1-4 days
Specimen:Blood serum
Volume:0.8 ul
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 2-8C if assayed within one week or -20C for longer term storage.
Rejection:Unlabeled, mislabeled samples, samples with the wrong anticoagulant, or improperly stored samples.
Normal:<0.35 kUA/L
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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