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Insect Venom IgG Antibody
|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|
|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.|
< 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||6/16/2008 3:04:59 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667