Carmine

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO2071
  • Soft Test Code:
  • AG215
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 184110E
Alternate Names
  • Carmine Dye
  • Carmine/Red Dye-Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) IgE
  • Cochineal extract
  • Dactylopius coccus
  • f340
  • Red Dye #4
  • Red Dye-Cochineal IgE
Clinical Significance

This assay is used to detect allergen specific-IgE using the ImmunoCAP® FEIA method. In vitro allergy testing is the primary testing mode for allergy diagnosis


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

4 weeks Ambient
4 weeks Refrigerated
> 4 weeks Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Class IgE (kU/L) Comment
0 <0.1 Below Detection
0/1 0.1 -0.34 Equivocal/Borderline
1 0.35 - 0.69 Low Positive
2 0.7 - 3.4 Moderate Positive
3 3.5 - 17.4 Positive
4 >17.4 Strong Positive


Methodology:
  • Immunocap, FEIA (Eurofins)

Clinical Significance

This assay is used to detect allergen specific-IgE using the ImmunoCAP® FEIA method. In vitro allergy testing is the primary testing mode for allergy diagnosis


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Eurofins (Previously Viracor)
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical

Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913334


CPT Coding

86003


Medical Necessity May Apply