Corn (Pollen) IgE, Allergen

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 3490
Alternate Names
  • Allergen-Maize Corn IgE
  • Allergen, Corn Pollen
  • Corn / Maize (Zea mays) IgE
  • Corn Pollen
  • G202
  • Maize Pollen

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

14 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Specific                                                  Level of Allergen
IgE Class               kU/L                       Specific IGE Antibody
---------                    ------------                ---------------------

0                              <0.10                      Absent/Undetectable
0/1                          0.10 - 0.34             Very Low Level
1                              0.35 - 0.69             Low Level
2                              0.70 - 3.49             Moderate Level
3                              3.50 - 17.4             High Level
4                              17.5 - 49.9             Very High Level
5                              50 – 100                Very High Level
6                              >100                       Very High Level
 

The clinical relevance of allergen results of 0.10 - 0.34 kU/L are undetermined and intended for specialist use. Allergens denoted with a ** include results using one or more analyte specific reagents. In those cases, the test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes


Methodology:
  • Immunocap

Documentation

Source material: Pollen 

Maize/Corn pollen (Zea mays) g202 must be differentiated from Maize/Corn (Zea mays) f8, the food.
 
A grass species producing pollen, which may induce hayfever, asthma and conjunctivitis in sensitised individuals.


Production Schedule

Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

2 to 4 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

86003


Medical Necessity May Apply