The clinical utility of food-specific IgG4 tests has not been clearly established. Physicians sometimes use allergen-specific IgG4 to evaluate patients prior to or during immunotherapy. These tests can be used in special clinical situations. This test should only be ordered by physicians who recognize the limitations of the test.
Enzyme immunoassay (FEIA). A standard curve is used to calculate the specific IgG concentrations. The calibrators are referenced to the International Reference Preparation for serum immunoglobulins. This test has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
2-3 business days from receipt of specimen
|Specimen Type||Order Code||CPT Code||NY Approved||Volume||Assay Range||Special Instructions|
|Serum||50222||86001||No||0.5 mL (min. 150 uL)||See Limit of Quantitation Guide||
Reference ranges have not been established for food-specific IgG4 tests. The clinical utility of food-specific IgG4 tests has not been clearly established. These tests can be used in special clinical situations to select foods for evaluation by diet elimination and challenge in patients who have food-related complaints, and to evaluate food allergic patients prior to food challenges. The presence of food-specific IgG4 alone has been studied in response to various oral food immunotherapy treatments but cutoffs have not been established.
Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.
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Hamilton RG. Assessment of human allergic disease. In: Rich RR, Fleisher TA, Shearer WT, Kotzin BL and Schroeder HW (eds). Clinical Immunology, Principles & Practice, 2nd Ed., Chapter 124, Mosby, New York.