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Test Code LAB1230747 Honey Bee Component Panel Add On

Test Name Alias

Allergen | ImmunoCAP | Allergen Specific IgE | RAST | HoneyBee | Allergen Honey Bee Component Honey Bee Panel

Clinical Information

Venom allergy diagnosis is supported by detection of sIgE antibodies using whole extracts or individual allergenic venom proteins. Identifying sIgE responses to specific molecular targets with component resolved diagnostics (CRD) helps fine-tune the diagnosis by distinguishing species-specific, co-reactive, or cross-reactive sensitizations. An accurate diagnosis, in turn, facilitates treatment, including prescription of venom immunotherapy (VIT).

Ordering Instructions

Testing for insect venom and drugs should be done at least 2-3 weeks but not longer than 6 months after exposure.

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Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

  • Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL
  • Neonate Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL
  • Capillary collect ok? Yes
  • Microtainer acceptable? Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours.
  • Specimens for insect venom and drugs should be drawn at least 2-3 weeks but not longer than 6 months after exposure.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed specimen: Serum
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: No
  • Processed Min volume: 2.0 mL SERUM
  • Processing instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours. Refrigerate after centrifugation.
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigered (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours
Refrigerate: 7 days
Frozen: Aliquot and freeze for longer than 7 days
Laboratory Retention: 30 days

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual TAT 1-3 days

Reference Range

<0.10 kU/L

Performing Department

SHRL Immunochemistry

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

ImmunoCAP® System Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

CPT

86008

CDM Code

80105827

Epic Test ID

1230102317

Interface Order Alias

1230747

LOINC

82613-1 Allergen component rApi m1

79167-3 Allergen component rApi m2

94275-5 Allergen component rApi m3

94276-3 Allergen component rApi m5

60421-5 Allergen component rApi m10

Mayo Access Code

Currently unavailable

Reviewed Date

Currently under review