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Fescue Meadow (Festuca elatior) IgG4

Test Code: 60522

Cpt Code:

86001 (x1)

Clinical Utility

Physicians sometimes use allergen-specific IgG4 to monitor patients undergoing immunotherapy. Increasing IgG4 responses following the administration of immunotherapy generally correlate with a positive treatment outcome.

Procedure

Enzyme 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.

Assay Range

 

  mcg/mL of IgG4
Lower Limit of Quantitation 0.15
Upper Limit of Quantitation 30.0

Reference ranges vary by allergen.

Turnaround Time

Setup: M-W-F. TAT: 2-3 business days from receipt of specimen.

Specimen Information

serum - 0.5 mL serum, ambient, frozen or refrigerated

Stability
1 week 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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References

Hamilton RG. Assessment of human allergic disease. In: Rich RR, Fleisher TA, Shearer WT, Kotzin BL and Schroeder HW (eds). Clinical Immunology, Principles & Practice, 2nd Ed., Chapter 124, Mosby, New York.

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