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Alpha Lactalbumin IgA

Test Code: 56730

Cpt Code:

83520 (x1)

Clinical Utility

The allergen-specific IgA assay is an in vitro quantitative assay. It is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of IgA mediated allergic disorders in conjunction with other clinical findings.

Procedure

Enzyme immunoassay (FEIA). A standard curve is used to calculate the specific IgA 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.

Assay Range

1-100 mg/L

Turnaround Time

TAT 5-7 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Information

Serum -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 2 weeks ambient, 4 weeks refrigerated; freeze for storage greater than 4 weeks.

Disclaimer

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

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