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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Latex K082 IgE
Code  Latex K082 IgE., RAST
CPT Code  86003
Last Modified  
Test Name  Latex.
Synonyms  BRAZIL,94793 ,LATEX ,3884 ,K082 ,RUBBER,TREE ,MK3884
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Red or Gold
Collection Volume  4.0 mL Red or 3.5 mL Gold Top
Storage  Freeze 3 months, Refrigerate or Ambient 14 days
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  650390 K082-IgE Latex
Clinical Use  Detect sensitivity to latex Latex has been shown to cause sensitivity reactions. Hypersensitivity reactions following exposure to latex are rapidly increased, most notably in the past few years. Latex is emerging as a potentially serious health problem largely because of the frequency by which individuals come in contact with latex and products containing latex. Exposure to latex through dermal contact, as seen with those individuals who wear latex gloves, is evidenced by a range of symptoms from nonspecific pruritus to urticaria, usually localized to the zone of contact. Inhalation of airborne latex particles may result in conjunctivitis, rhinitis, inflammation, asthma and, in severe cases, bronchospasm and anaphylactic shock. Although the initial presentation of clinical symptoms does seem to depend on the route of exposure, systemic effects (such as tachycardia and cardiovascular collapse) may result from exposure to latex, regardless of the mode.
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.3 mL
Special Handling  
Lab Notes  
Methodology  IMMUNOCAP - ImmunoCAP
Limitations  Causes for Rejection: Inadequate labeling; gross hemolysis; lipemia

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