What is cephalosporium allergy
Preferred: Red top
Acceptable: Serum gel
Specimen Volume: mL for each 5 allergens requested
Additional Information: Designate specific allergens from the list in Allergens â€“ Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Antibodies in Special Instructions.
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 Stability Information
|Specimen Type||Temperature||Time||Special Container|
|Serum||Refrigerated (preferred)||14 days|
Cephalosporium Acremonium, IgE
Specimen Minimum Volume
For 1 allergen: mL; For more than 1 allergen: ( mL x number of allergens) + mL dead space