Sign in →

Giant Ragweed, IgE, Serum

Important Note

Test is subject to Medicare Local Coverage Determination RAST Type Tests (L33591).

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

RGIANT

LAB644 GRW

 

Reporting Name

Giant Ragweed, IgE

Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to giant ragweed

 

Defining the allergen responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms

 

Identifying allergens:

-Responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode

-To confirm sensitization prior to beginning immunotherapy

-To investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens

Method Name

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


For a listing of allergens available for testing, see Allergens - Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Antibodies in Special Instructions



Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL for every 5 allergens requested


Specimen Minimum Volume

For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL
For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL deadspace

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK

Reference Values

Class

IgE kU/L

Interpretation

0

<0.35

Negative

1

0.35-0.69

Equivocal

2

0.70-3.49

Positive

3

3.50-17.4

Positive

4

17.5-49.9

Strongly positive

5

50.0-99.9

Strongly positive

6

≥100

Strongly positive

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

CPT Code Information

86003

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GRW Giant Ragweed, IgE 6124-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
GRW Giant Ragweed, IgE 6124-2

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

NY State Approved

Yes