41500:IMMUNOGLOBULIN E (IgE)

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41500:IMMUNOGLOBULIN E (IgE)
Alias Names: IgE
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82785
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 7.5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate.
Stability: 72 hours refrigerated at 2-8° C, or 6 months frozen at -20° C.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Generally, IgE levels increase with the number of allergies which a person has and with the amount of exposure to relevant allergens.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma.

0-180 IU/mL