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Alpha Lactalbumin Gel Diffusion

Test Code: 56725

Cpt Code:

86331 (x1)

Clinical Utility

The measurement of serum precipitins by gel diffusion is a commonly used technique to assess exposure and sensitization to various antigens. They are usually of the IgG or IgM class.

Procedure

In ouchterlony gel immunodiffusion the sample and the antigen are placed in opposing wells cut in a uniform layer of agarose. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Assay Range

Qualitative

Turnaround Time

Setup: Tuesday and Friday. TAT 3-5 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Information

serum - 0.5 mL serum, ambient, frozen or refrigerated

Stability
4 weeks ambient
4 weeks refrigerated
4 weeks frozen

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

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