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25671 Allergen, Cucumber, IgE (CUKE)

Allergen, Cucumber, IgE (CUKE)
Test Code: ALCUCSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Cowcumber. Cucumber, vegetable, Cucumis sativus, Cuke, Gherkin
Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to cucumber

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

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL/For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL dead space
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​90 days
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Report Available Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Friday 1 to 3 days Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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
> or =100
Strongly positive
Reference values apply to all ages.
Interpretation
Detection of IgE antibodies in serum (Class 1 or greater) indicates an increased likelihood of allergic disease as opposed to other etiologies and defines the allergens that may be responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.
 
The level of IgE antibodies in serum varies directly with the concentration of IgE antibodies expressed as a class score or kU/L.
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​86003
Synonyms/Keywords
Cowcumber. Cucumber, vegetable, Cucumis sativus, Cuke, Gherkin
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
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Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​0.5 mL For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL/For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL dead space
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​90 days
Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to cucumber

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

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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
> or =100
Strongly positive
Reference values apply to all ages.
Interpretation
Detection of IgE antibodies in serum (Class 1 or greater) indicates an increased likelihood of allergic disease as opposed to other etiologies and defines the allergens that may be responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.
 
The level of IgE antibodies in serum varies directly with the concentration of IgE antibodies expressed as a class score or kU/L.
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Report Available Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Friday 1 to 3 days Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​86003
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.