Alpha Amylase IgG
Test Code: 185020
Cpt Code:86001 (x1)
Clinical UtilityAlthough there have been many publications concerning the measurement of allergen-specific IgG, the clinical utility of such tests has not been established except in special situations. Thus, the quantitative IgG test should only be ordered by specialists who recognize the limitations of the test. The normal reference ranges reported represent the expected results for individuals who have no unusual exposure and have not been immunized with the indicated allergen. The ranges reported have no disease-associated significance.
ProcedureEnzyme immunoassay (FEIA). A standard curve is used to calculate the specific IgG concentrations. The calibrators are referenced to the International Reference Preparation for serum immunoglobulins. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The units are micrograms/mL of specific IgG. The reference varies by allergen.
|mcg/mL of IgG|
|Lower Limit of Quantitation*||2.0|
|Upper Limit of Quantitation**||200|
Reference ranges vary by allergen.
Causes For RejectionLipemic samples may lead to rejection
Turnaround TimeSetup: M-F. TAT 3 business days from receipt of specimen
NY approved.0.5 mL. Collect 1-2 mL whole blood in red top tube, centrifuge and transfer 0.5 mL serum into a transfer tube (Minimum Volume). Ship at ambient or frozen temperature Monday through Friday. Specimens are stable for 1 week ambient, 4 weeks refrigerated; freeze for storage greater than 4 weeks.
Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.
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