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Seafood IgE Panel


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Seafood IgE Panel
Test Code
Seafood IgE
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Requirements
Minimum of 4.0 mL serum; alternately 4.0 mL serum from Red Top tube
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (2); alternately Red Top (2)
Specimen Collection
  1. Label serum separator tube (SST) with two identifiers. Acceptable identifiers include patient’s name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
  2. Allow SST contents to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes (60 minutes for Red Top tube).
    • SST specimen - centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and refrigerate.
    • Red Top specimen - centrifuge within 2 hours of collection, transfer serum to a plastic transport tube labelled appropriately and as Red Top serum, and refrigerate.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated.
Specimens are stable if stored at room temperature for 1 day, refrigerated for 1 week, or frozen for 1 month.
Causes for Rejections
Specimens with multiple freeze/thaw cycles are not accepted.
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
86003x5