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|Mnemonic||Refer to Orderable Allergens for a list of allergens and mnemonics available for testing at CLS.|
For allergens not on the lists, see Allergy Testing, Referred Out.
|Specimen Requirements||1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube only is acceptable.|
Minimum 0.2 mL blood or 0.1 mL serum for each allergen.
|Specimen Handling||Specific Allergen must be requested before testing will be performed|
|Additional Information||For allergens not performed at CLS, see Allergy Testing, Referred Out.|
Information for ordering physicians: the standard number of allowable allergen specific IgE antibody tests is 5 per patient/year. If the ordering physician is an allergy specialist (as approved by the Section of Clinical Immunology and Allergy) the number of allowable allergen specific IgE antibody tests is 10 per patient/year, which can be increased to 20 when approved by a laboratory physician/clinical chemist.
|Testing Frequency||Monday to Friday|
NEG < 0.35 kU/L
A negative specific IgE AB allergy test should not be used on its own to reject a diagnosis of allergy. It is possible for a patient to have significant allergy yet have a negative test.