Turnaround Time: 10-15 days
Test Type: Kit Based - Blood Draw
Stability Time:

1 week at 4 degrees Celsius (refrigerate).  These stabilities offer you the ability to draw on a Friday, and ship the samples on Monday.  We ask that they are received by the laboratory within 6 days of collection.  Do NOT freeze samples. 


Various Antibodies and Their Meaning

IgE (immunoglobulin E) allergies are the immediate responses to a foreign substance that has entered the body via food or inhalation. IgE allergies can cause very serious symptoms like difficulty in breathing, swelling, and hives. In more serious cases, IgE reactions can lead to anaphylactic shock. Our test measures the blood level of IgE, one of the five subclasses of antibodies. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system that attack antigens such as bacteria, viruses, and allergens.
They can become confused or cross-reactive and begin attacking foods instead. High titers of IgE are associated with allergic reactions, which is when the immune system overreacts to environmental antigens such as pollen, pet dander, and/or parasitic infections.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

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Collection Instructions:

Your kit should contain:

  • 1 cold pack
  • 1 requisition form
  • 1 biohazard bag with gauze pad
  • 1 silver insulated envelope
  • 1 prepaid shipping label
  • 1 lab shipping pack (UPS)
  • 3 SST Tubes
  • 1 transfer pipette
  • 1 White top 10mL transport tube


Collection instructions:


  1. Place a cold pack in freezer for at least 4 hours minimum before shipping.
  2. Collect the blood in the three (3) SST tubes provided.
  3. Allow the blood to sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge the blood for 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the serum from the SST tubes to the White top 10 mL transfer tube.
  6. Using the permanent market, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
  7. Store the sample in a 2-8 degree Celsius refrigerator until ready to ship.  Do not freeze.  Frozen samples will not be processed.


Shipping Instructions

  1. Make sure the specimen tubes are properly labeled. 
  2. Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag.  Do not remove the gauze pad.
  3. Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
  4. Place the biohazard bag into the silver insulated envelope.
  5. Place the frozen cold pack inside the silver insulated enveloped.
  6. Seal the envelope and place it inside the kit box. 
  7. Place the kit of box inside the lab mailing pack.
  8. Attach the prepaid shipping label.