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Epic Code LAB1230754 Paper Wasp Component Panel Add On

Test Name Alias

Allergen | ImmunoCAP | Allergen Specific IgE | RAST | Paper Wasp | Allergen Paper Wasp Component rPol d 5

Interface Order Alias


Clinical Information

All allergens are reported down to a cutoff level of 0.10 kU/L. The significance of allergen specific IgE levels between 0.10 and 0.35 kU/L remains undefined. Cumulative levels of multiple allergen specific IgE antibodies may have an additive effect in producing clinical symptoms.

Individual allergen specific IgE antibody levels may not always correlate with severity of clinical symptoms. Results must be interpreted in the context of the clinical history and the patient’s symptom presentation. Quantitative IgE levels can serve to guide overall disease management by targeted trigger exposure reduction to identified allergens.

IgE antibody levels to allergens less than 0.10 kU/L do not exclude the possibility of an anaphylactic reaction to the allergen involved, since in vitro assays are indicators of previous sensitization rather than predictors of future response. IgE antibody levels must be interpreted in the context of the clinical history of the patient and the reaction history involved.

Ordering Instructions

Testing for insect venom and drugs should be done at least 2-3 weeks but not longer than 6 months after exposure.

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

  • Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL
  • Neonate Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL
  • Capillary collect ok? Yes
  • Microtainer acceptable? Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours.
  • Specimens for insect venom and drugs should be drawn at least 2-3 weeks but not longer than 6 months after exposure.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed specimen: Serum
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: No
  • Processed Min volume: 2.0 mL SERUM
  • Processing instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours. Refrigerate after centrifugation.
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigered (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours
Refrigerate: 7 days
Frozen: Aliquot and freeze for longer than 7 days
Laboratory Retention: 30 days

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual TAT 1-3 days

Reference Range

<0.35 kU/L

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


ImmunoCAP® System Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)



CDM Code


Epic Test ID



63436-0 Allergen component rPol d 5

Mayo Access Code

Currently unavailable

Reviewed Date