Amaranth Green (Amaranthus hybridus) IgE
Test Code: 74410E
Cpt Code:86003 (x1)
Clinical UtilityThis assay is used to detect allergen specific-IgE using an enzyme immunoassay (EIA). In vitro allergy testing is the primary testing mode for allergy diagnosis.
ProcedureThe test method is an enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Allergens are covalently coupled to the cellulose paper discs via the APT method. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) labelled anti-IgE is used to quantify the patient's specific IgE. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Scoring System for the Allergen-specific IgE EIA.
|1||0.35 - 0.69||Low Positive|
|2||0.70 - 3.49||Moderate Positive|
|3||3.50 - 17.49||Positive|
|4||17.50 - 49.99||Strong Positive|
|5||50.00 - 99.99||Very Strong Positive|
|6||>99.99||Very Strong Positive|
Causes For RejectionLipemic samples may lead to rejection
Turnaround TimeSetup: M-F TAT: 2-3 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 Frid
Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.
The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor-IBT's interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for general informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor-IBT assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.
Position Statement 12 April 1990 published in Immunology and Allergy Practice.
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