Food Allergy ProfileMain Content
Test Code: 10715
Includes: IgE allergy testing for: Almond (f20); Cashew Nut (f207); Codfish (f3); Cow's Milk (f2); Egg White (f11); Hazelnut (f17); Peanut (f13); Salmon (f41); Scallop (f338); Sesame Seed (f10); Shrimp (f24); Soybean (f14); Tuna (f40); Walnut (f256); Wheat (f4)
Clinical Significance: This procedure is based on a fluorescent enzyme immunoassay (FEIA) technique. The allergen of interest, covalently couple to an Immunocap, reacts with the specific IgE in the patient serum. After washing away non-specific IgE, enzyme labeled antibodies against IgE are added to form a complex. After incubation, unbound enzyme anti-IgE is washed away and the bound complex is then incubated with a developing agent stopping the reaction, the fluorescence of the eluate is measured. The higher the fluorescence value, the more specific IgE is present in the specimen. To classify test results fluorescence for patient samples are compared directly with fluorescence for the reference serum in parallel. Results are reported in both KUI/mL and % binding (alternate scoring method – ASM) with a class score.
Alternative Name(s): ImmunoCAP®; Allergy; Rast; Pharmacia; Autocap; Food Allergy Profile
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 5 FULL SST tubes
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 Days
Rejection Criteria: Contact DLO's Customer Service for specific rejection criteria.
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.