IMMUNOGLOBULIN-E

Mnemonic

IGE

Synonym

IgE, Total

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red, 3.0 mL green (lithium heparin, PST) or 4.0 mL lavendar (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST – 30 minutes and red top tubes – 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-4 days

Method

ImmunoCAP®

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.00-100.00 kU/L

CPT Codes

82785

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM