|Test||ALLERGEN PANEL, STINGING INSECTS, SERUM|
|Methodology||ImmunoCAP® Fluorecence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)|
|Description||This panel includes: Paper wasp venom (I4C), White-faced hornet venom (I2C), Yellow hornet venom (I5C), Yellow jacket venom (I3C), and Honey bee venom (11C)
NOTE: The multiallergen IgE antibody test, combined with measurement of IgE, Total in serum, is a very sensitive first-order test for allergic disease. Positive results indicate a high probability of allergic disease induced by one or more allergens present in the multiallergen panel. Negative results effectively rule out allergy, except in rare cases of allergic disease induced by exposure to a single allergen.
If an IgE, Total is desired, please order individually IGET.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain red-top or serum get tube. Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume:1.5 mL) refrigerated serum.|
|Reference Values||< 0.10 kU/L - Undetectable (Normal)
0.10 - 0.34 kU/L - For specialist use only:
0.35 - 0.69 kU/L - Low level of allergy, indicative of ongoing sensitization
0.70 - 3.49 kU/L - Moderate level of allergy, indicative of stronger ongoing sensitization
3.5 - 17.49 kU/L - High level of allergy, indicative of high level sensitization
17.5 - 49 kU/L - Very high level of allergy, indicative of very high level sensitization
50 - 99.9 kU/L - Very high level of allergy, indicative of very high level sensitization
> or = 100 kU/L - Very high level of allergy, indicative of very high sensitization
CONCENTRATION (kU/L) RESULTS EQUIVALENT TO ALTERNATIVE SCORING METHOD
NOTE: When an "R" precedes the test name to a specific allergen, it indicates that the test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NorDx.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
86003 × 5 Allergen specific IgE