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Insect Venom IgG Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method RAST
Collection Instructions Indicate insect type suspected if known on requisition (Honey bee, Paper wasp, White-faced hornet, Yellow hornet, Yellow jacket)
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood for each venom to be tested
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum for each venom to be tested
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum for each venom
Processing notes Refrigerate. Order Quest # specified for insect thought to be the source of risk; if the provocative insect is unknown, order all of the assays.
Normal range Interpretation:
< 1.0-3.4 mg/L Low level of IgG antibody indicatcating a significant risk of reaction in patients with a history of systemic anaphylaxis from hymenoptera sting and/or positive skin test to venom.

≥ 3.5 mg/L Moderate level of IgG antibody to venom associated with a reduced risk, depending on history.
Additional information Assays are available for antibody to venoms from Honey bee (NI# 67272N), Paper wasp (NI# 67314N), White-faced hornet (NI# 74179N), Yellow hornet (NI# 67397N) and Yellow jacket (NI# 77685N). These assays are not approved by FDA for clinical use.
CPT coding 83520-90 for each venom tested
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:08:55 PM
Entry Number 570
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