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Fc epsilon receptor antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Chemistry/Immunology Resident at 415-353-1438. if not ordered by Allergy & Immunology.
Available Stat? No
Test code CUI
Performed by IBT Laboratories
Sendout? Yes
Method Ex vivo challenge, cell culture and histamine analysis
Patient Preparation Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication for 3 days prior to sample collection.
Container type Red top (Gold top acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Processing notes Send sample at room temperature via overnight shipping to IBT Laboratories, 11274 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS, 66219. Ph: 800-637-0370. Order "Chronic Urticaria Testing" test # 2003

If shipping is delayed freeze sample at -20C.
Normal range
Synonyms Anti-FCe receptor antibody; Autoimmune chronic urticaria testing; CU antibody signature
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks. frozen at -20C 1 year.
Additional information Patients with a chronic form of urticaria who are positive with this test have an autoimmune basis for the disorder. A positive result does not indicate which autoantibody (anti-IgE, anti-FC epsilon receptor I or anti-Fc epsilon receptor II) is present.
CPT coding 86343-90, 83088-90, 86021-90
Last Updated 9/18/2012 2:27:01 PM
Entry Number 1105

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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