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Test Code MISCLM Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

INSEC

EPIC Test ID

LAB2608

 

Reporting Name

Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

Useful For

Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

 

Testing also may be useful to identify allergens responsible for anaphylaxis, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HBV Honeybee Venom, IgE Yes Yes
YJV Yellow Jacket Venom, IgE Yes Yes
WSPV Wasp Venom, IgE Yes Yes
YFHV Yellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgE Yes Yes
WFHV White Faced Hornet Venom, IgE Yes Yes

Method Name

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Additional Information: See Allergens-IgE Antibodies in Special Instructions.


Specimen Minimum Volume

For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL; For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL dead space

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  90 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Class

IgE kU/L

Interpretation

0

<0.35

Negative

1

0.35-0.69

Equivocal

2

0.70-3.49

Positive

3

3.50-17.4

Positive

4

17.5-49.9

Strongly positive

5

50.0-99.9

Strongly positive

6

≥100

Strongly positive

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

CPT Code Information

86003 x 5

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
INSEC Stinging Insects Allergen Profile In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HBV Honeybee Venom, IgE 6844-5
WFHV White Faced Hornet Venom, IgE 6280-2
WSPV Wasp Venom, IgE 13176-3
YFHV Yellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgE 6288-5
YJV Yellow Jacket Venom, IgE 6740-5

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day