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AVACADO IGE
SKU:
G046
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type
Serum
Preferred Container
Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Sample Volume
0.3 mL
Minimal Sample Volume
0.2 mL
Handling Instructions
SST: Allow SST to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes, then centrifuge sample within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate. Red Top: Allow sample to clot in an upright position for at least 60 minutes, then centrifuge sample and transfer serum to a plastic transport tube within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate.
Client Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Specimen Stability
1 day room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 2 weeks frozen
Unsuitable Specimen
Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
TESTING
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Responsible Dept
Reference Lab
Referral Lab
CPL
Referral Lab Code
1730
CPT
86003
Methodology
ImmunoCAP Fluoroenzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Reflex Criteria
Frequency Limit Test For Medicare.
Advance Beneficiary Notice Of Non-Coverage (ABN) Always Required For Frequency.
Medicaid Limited To 30 Allergens Per Year.
Notes
Note: when ordering multiple IgE specific allergens, the
recommended specimen volume is:
for 2-24 allergens: minimum 2 mL serum.
For 25-40 allergens: minimum 3-4 mL serum.