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Test Name:Pigweed, common, IgE
Test Number:13436
Collect:0.2 mL serum - SST
Minimum Volume:0.1 mL
Alternate Collect:0.2 mL serum - red
Container:Serum separator (SST) or
LabCorp 12mL plastic transport tube labelled as serum
Processing:SST - spin
Red - spin and separate
Transport/Stability:Ambient (preferred) - 14 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 3 months
Alternate Names:Allergen
Amaranth
Common pigweed
W014
Rough Pigweed
Spiny Pigweed

PIGWEED
LAB13436
Performing Lab:LabCorp Burlington (602484); R-LC
Days Set Up:Daily
Expected TAT:4 days
Ref. Ranges:Negative <0.1 kU/L
Collection/
Processing Details:
Useful for: Detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment such as animals, antibiotics, foods, grasses, house dust, mites, insects, insulin, molds, smuts, trees, and weeds; evaluate hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy. Quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated:
* To determine if a patient has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies
* If specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated
* When testing patients for agents which may potentially cause anaphylaxis * When evaluating patients who are taking medications (eg, long-acting antihistamines) which interfere with other testing modalities (eg, skin testing) *
If immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms
* When patient is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial


Method:ImmunoCAP®
CPT Codes:86003
Date Created:04/05/2019
Revised Date:05/29/2019