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Latex Mini Food Panel

Test Code: 402100P
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Clinical Utility

A number of recent reports have noted a clinical and immunochemical cross-reactivity between latex and several plant antigens, especially certain fruits and vegetables. The most common of these cross-reactions include banana, avocado and kiwi but the number of plant relationships continues to expand as investigators evaluate additional antigens. Members of the stone fruit family, Solanaceae family and melon family have also been identified as having cross-reactive proteins. The souce of cross-reactivity of these various unrelated foods is most likely due to the presence of proteins that serve identical bichemical/enzymatic functions in the various plants. The clinical significance of thes cross reactions is not clear. It is possible that patients allergic to these fruits may constitute a separate risk group for latex sensitivity but the appropriate studies have not been performed.

Procedure

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1-2 business days from receipt of specimen

Specimen Type Order Code CPT Code NY Approved Volume Assay Range Special Instructions
serum 402100P 86003 x 4 Yes

1.5 mL

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  • Collect 1.5 mL, ambient, frozen, or refrigerated, no speical 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

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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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