Allergen IgE Goat Milk

Collect

Collect in a plain red top or SST tube.

Specimen Preparation

Allow sample to clot at room temperature for 20 to 60 minutes. Centrifuge ASAP to separate serum from cells and aliquot cell-free serum into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.

Preferred volume: 1 mL serum

Pediatric Collection

Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

Unacceptable Conditions

Samples maintained at room temperature >24 hours, samples maintained refrigerated >7 days.

Storage Transport Temp

Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container at ambient temperature, with an ice pack or frozen on dry ice.

Stability

2 days ambient (18-23°C), 1 week refrigerated (2-8°C), 1 year frozen (-20C). One freeze-thaw cycle will not negatively affect testing.

Notes

0.25 mL serum is required for a single allergen.  Add 0.05 mL for each additional allergen. ie: 1 mL will yield 15 allergens.



Performed

Weekdays

Methodology

ImmunoCAP®

Reported

48 hours

Lab Department

ImmunoCAP

Synonyms

Immunofluorescence (Allergen IgE Goat Milk);RAST (Allergen IgE Goat Milk)



Reference Interval

  • Class 0 = <0.35
  • Class 1 = 0.35-0.69
  • Class 2 = 0.70-3.49
  • Class 3 = 3.50-17.4
  • Class 4 = 17.5-49.9
  • Class 5 = 50-100
  • Class 6 = >100



CPT Code

86003