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Firebush (Kochia), IgE, Serum

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Test Description
Firebush (Kochia), IgE, Serum
Synonym(s)
Firebush (Kochia), IgE
Test ID
FBSH
General Information
Useful for:
Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to firebush (Kochia)
Defining the allergen responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms
Identifying allergens:
-Responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode
-To confirm sensitization prior to beginning immunotherapy
-To investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens
Specimen Type
Serum
Specimen Requirements
SST
Additional Processing Details
For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL
For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL deadspace
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
Frozen 90 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Methodology
Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Estimated TAT
1-3 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
86003
Reference Range File Allergy Reference Values
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
6118-4