Order Code: C1364
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Immunoglobulin E
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 14 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 30 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Turn Around Time: 3-4 days
Clinical Significance: For diagnosis of allergic disease. A normal IgE level does not exclude the possible presence of an allergic disorder.
Limitations: Some individuals with allergies have low total IgE but high concentration of allergen-specific IgE and may even suffer anaphylaxis with low to undetectable concentrations of IgE or allergen-specific IgE antibodies.
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