Allergen Profile with Total IgE, Respiratory-Area 4
LabCorp Test #: 602630, CPT: 82785, 86003
This allergen profile test is used in Area 4, which is in Florida (south of Orlando). This is used to detect possible allergic responses to various substances in the environment such as; Alternaria alternate, Aspergillus fumigatus, Bahia grass, Bermuda grass, Blomia tropical, cat dander, mountain cedar, Cladosporium herbarium, German cockroach, Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, dog dander, American elm, maple/box elder, mouse urine, nettle, white oak, Penicillium chrysogenum, rough pigweed, Australian pine, short ragweed, sheep sorrel, and timothy. This test may also be used in the evaluation for hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, and respiratory allergy. The quantitative allergen-specific IgE test is indicated to determine whether an individual has elevated allergen-specific IgE antibodies, if specific allergic sensitivity is needed to allow immunotherapy to be initiated, when testing individuals for agents that may potentially cause anaphylaxis, when evaluating individuals who are taking medication (i.e. long-acting antihistamines) that may interfere with other testing modalities (i.e. skin testing), if immunotherapy or other therapeutic measures based on skin testing results have not led to a satisfactory remission of symptoms, and when an individual is unresponsive to medical management where identification of offending allergens may be beneficial.