What is cephalosporium allergy

What is cephalosporium allergy

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: mL for each 5 allergens requested

Additional Information: Designate specific allergens from the list in Allergens – Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Antibodies in Special Instructions.


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 which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to specific allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.


Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Stability Information

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


Reporting Name

Cephalosporium Acremonium, IgE


Specimen Minimum Volume

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


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