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25676 Allergen, Rabbit Epithelium, IgE (REPII)

Allergen, Rabbit Epithelium, IgE (REPII)
Test Code: ALRBESO
Synonyms/Keywords
​Common European Rabbit epithelium, Domestic Rabbit epithelium, European Rabbit epithelium, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Rabbit epithelium
Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to rabbit epithelium

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

-To investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens 

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 each 5 allergens requested ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

​For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL
For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL deadspace

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​90 days
Interference

Testing for IgE antibodies is not useful in patients previously treated with immunotherapy to determine if residual clinical sensitivity exists, or in patients in whom the medical management does not depend upon identification of allergen specificity.

Some individuals with clinically insignificant sensitivity to allergens may have measurable levels of IgE antibodies in serum, and results must be interpreted in the clinical context.

False-positive results for IgE antibodies may occur in patients with markedly elevated serum IgE (>2500 kU/L) due to nonspecific binding to allergen solid phases.

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​ ​1
Synonyms/Keywords
​Common European Rabbit epithelium, Domestic Rabbit epithelium, European Rabbit epithelium, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Rabbit epithelium
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 each 5 allergens requested ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing

​For 1 allergen: 0.3 mL
For more than 1 allergen: (0.05 mL x number of allergens) + 0.25 mL deadspace

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerated (preferred) ​14 days
​Frozen ​90 days
Interference

Testing for IgE antibodies is not useful in patients previously treated with immunotherapy to determine if residual clinical sensitivity exists, or in patients in whom the medical management does not depend upon identification of allergen specificity.

Some individuals with clinically insignificant sensitivity to allergens may have measurable levels of IgE antibodies in serum, and results must be interpreted in the clinical context.

False-positive results for IgE antibodies may occur in patients with markedly elevated serum IgE (>2500 kU/L) due to nonspecific binding to allergen solid phases.

Useful For

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to rabbit epithelium

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

-To investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens 

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
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86003​ ​1
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