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Wasp Venom, IgE, Serum

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Test Description
Wasp Venom, IgE, Serum
Synonym(s)
Wasp Venom, IgE
Test ID
WSPV
General Information
Useful for:
Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to wasp venom
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
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
Minimum Sample Volume
For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL; For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL dead space
Reference Range File Allergy Reference Values
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
13176-3