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Food Mix 23 (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey) IgG

Test Code: 30292

Clinical Utility

Although there have been many publications concerning the measurement of allergen-specific IgG, the clinical utility of such tests has not been established except in special situations. Thus, the quantitative IgG test should only be ordered by specialists who recognize the limitations of the test. The normal reference ranges reported represent the expected results for individuals who have no unusual exposure and have not been immunized with the indicated allergen. The ranges reported have no disease-associated significance.

Procedure

The ImmunoCAP® FEIA method uses as the solid phase a flexible, hydrophobic cellulosic polymer to which allergen has been covalently linked. The advantage of this system is that it has a very high antigen binding capacity when compared to other systems and it has minimal non-specific binding with high total IgE. Viracor-IBT Laboratories provides an optional low range calibrator at 0.1 kU/L and a 0/1 class. This test has been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Assay Range

Lower Limit of Quantitation 2.0 mcg/mL of IgG
Upper Limit of Quantitation 200 mcg/mL of IgG

Causes For Rejection

Lipemic samples may lead to rejection.

Turnaround Time

1-2 days from specimen receipt.

Shipping

Ship Monday through Friday. Friday shipments must be labeled for Saturday delivery. All specimens must be labeled with patient's name and collection date. A Viracor-IBT test requisition form must accompany each specimen. Multiple tests can be run on one specimen. Ship specimens FedEx Priority Overnight® to: Viracor-IBT Laboratories, 1001 NW Technology Dr, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Specimen Information

Serum

Collect 1-2 mL whole blood in red top tube, centrifuge and transfer 0.5 mL serum into a transfer tube. Ship at ambient or frozen temperature Monday through Friday.

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor-IBT's interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor-IBT assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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