Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Phadiatop,Serum

Test Name: Phadiatop,Serum
Alternate Name(s): Atopy Screen for Inhalant Allergens
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Red 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 0.2 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batch analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: The clinical importance of a Phadiatop test result (whether positive or negative) must be determined by the clinician after correlation with clinical examination and history.
Phadiatop is designed to be a test for atopic allergens with its main use for patients with respiratory symptoms. Sensitivity and specificity of the assay is greater than 90%.
Patients primarily sensitized by foods, insect stings, by occupational exposure, exotic pets (i.e. birds, guinea pigs etc.) cannot be detected unless the patients are also sensitive to common inhalants.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: FEIA-UNICAP
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store serum at 2-8o Celsius for up to 7 days. For longer intervals, store at -20o Celsius.

If shipped within 7 days, transport at ambient temperature. Frozen sera should be shipped on ice packs. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PHAD
 
Referred To:  

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