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26072 Allergen IgE, Chili Pepper (CHILI)

Allergen IgE, Chili Pepper (CHILI)
Test Code: ALCHLSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Capsicum frutescens
Useful For

Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​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 dead space

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 (>2,500 kU/L) due to nonspecific binding to allergen solid phases.

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Saturday ​1 day ​Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
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
Capsicum frutescens
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity Allergen IgE, Chili Pepper (CHILI)
​Cerner Allergen IgE, Chili Pepper (CHILI)
​COM Allergen IgE, Chili Pepper (CHILI)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Serum ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​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 dead space

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 (>2,500 kU/L) due to nonspecific binding to allergen solid phases.

Useful For

Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.

Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Reference Range Information
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 Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Saturday ​1 day ​Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​86003 ​1
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.