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Alias Names: Baso Function / ProGene
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 12/12/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 3-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: Varies with number of antigens tested:
1 – Antigen test – 86343-90 x2/83088-90 x2
2 – Antigen test – 86343-90 x3/83088-90 x3
3 – Antigen test – 86343-90 x4/83088-90 x4
4 – Antigen test – 86343-90 x5/83088-90 x5
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 10 mL green top tube (sodium heparin). Draw Monday-Wednesday or Thursday if specimen will reach PeaceHealth Laboratories before 1200. Notify PeaceHealth Laboratories Reference Department of intent to draw.
Handling: Keep as whole blood. Keep ambient. Specimen must reach PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab within 48 hours of collection.
Stability: Not stable.
Standard Volume: 10 mL whole blood (up to 5 antigens)
Minimum Volume: 8 mL whole blood (up to 5 antigens)
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: There are 48 different antigens to choose from, in 5 different categories. Indicate on requisition the antigen(s) needed. A list is available from PeaceHealth Laboratories Reference Department. The ProGene BasoFunction test may be useful with patients who have a suggestive history and for whom skin testing and/or in vitro specific IgE testing is not appropriate or available.
Rejection Criteria: Lithium heparin.

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