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Yellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgE, Serum

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Test Description
Yellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgE, Serum
Synonym(s)
Dolichovespula Arenaria
Hornet, Yellow Faced Venom
Venom, Yellow Faced Hornet
Test ID
YFHV
General Information
Useful for:
Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to yellow faced hornet 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 deadspace
Reference Range
0 <0.35 Negative
1 0.35-0.69 Equivocal
2 0.70-3.49 Positive
3 3.50-17.4 Positive
4 17.5-49.9 Strongly positive
5 50.0-99.9 Strongly positive
6 > or =100 Strongly positive
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
6288-5