|Includes:||Dust mite (D. farinae) D02, Cat Dander E1, Dog Dander E5, Egg White FD1, Milk FD2, Fish Cod FD3, Wheat FD4, Peanut FD13, Alternaria alternata (A.tenuis) M6, Cockroach IN6, Soybean FD14, Total IgE, House Dust mite (D. pteronyssinus) D1, Mold (Cladosporium herbarum) M2, Shrimp FD24, Walnut FD256|
|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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