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Watermelon, IgE, Serum

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Test Description
Watermelon, IgE, Serum
Synonym(s)
Watermelon, IgE
Test ID
WMEL
General Information
Useful for:
Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.
Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and 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)
7770-1