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Atopic Dermatitis Microbial Panel

Test Code: 403069P
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Clinical Utility

To assist in the evaluation of triggers in atopic dermatitis. Fungal and bacterial infections can exacerbate AD. Staphylococcus aureus infection has been shown to maintain skin inflammation by secreting toxins known to act as 'superantigens'. S. aureus is found in > 90% of AD skin lesions and most patients with AD make specific IgE to these toxins (Enterotoxin A/B). Aggressive anti-Staphlococcal antibiotics are effective in these patients. The inflammatory response to fungi, especially Malassezia and Candida species are important triggers in AD. Treatment with anti-fungal drugs provides benefit in patients with elevated IgE to these fungi.

Procedure

see individual test information

5-7 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Type Order Code CPT Code NY Approved Volume Assay Range Special Instructions
serum 403069P 86003 x 4 Yes

2 mL

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  • Collect 2 mL, ambient, frozen, or refrigerated, no special shipping requirements.

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 Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for general 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 Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

Specimen Volume Requirements

Calculate specimen volume needed for total number of IgE/ImmunoCAP allergens ordered

Dead Volume: 300 µL
Each Allergen: 40 µL

Enter the number of tests and click the Calculate button.

For panels, please include total test count.

*This calculator is intended to help assess appropriate specimen volume for IgE/ImmunoCAP allergen tests. Viracor Eurofins is not responsible for miscalculations and encourages clients to refer to test specific specimen volume requirements listed within the test menu, or to contact client services at 800-305-5198 with any questions.

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