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Epic Number LAB3172 Seafood Allergen Profile, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo code: SEAFP

Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to seafood

 

Defining the allergen responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms

 

Identifying allergens:

-Responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode

-To confirm sensitization prior to beginning immunotherapy

-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
COD Codfish, IgE Yes Yes
CRAB Crab, IgE Yes Yes
SHRI Shrimp, IgE Yes Yes
TUNA Tuna, IgE Yes Yes
LOB Lobster, IgE Yes Yes

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


For a listing of allergens available for testing, see Allergens - Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Antibodies in Special Instructions



Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.7 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK