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"Preferred Specimen(s) 1.5 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Includes IgE allergy testing: Oak (t7) Olive Tree (t9) Walnut Tree (t10) Cottonwood (t14) White Ash (t15) Methodology Immunoassay (IA) Reference Range(s) See Laboratory Report Alternative Name(s) ImmunoCAP®
"Preferred Specimen(s) 1.5 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Includes IgE allergy testing for: Mugwort (w6) Lamb's Quarters (Goose Foot) (w10) Russian Thistle (w11) Scale (w15) Firebush (w17) Methodology Immunoassay (IA) Reference Range(s) See Laboratory Report Alternative Name(s) ImmunoCAP®
"Preferred Specimen(s) 1.5 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Includes IgE allergy testing for: Orchard Grass (Cocksfoot) (g3) Timothy Grass (g6) Red Top Grass (g9) Brome Grass (g11) Velvet Grass (g13) Methodology Immunoassay (IA) Reference Range(s) See Laboratory Report Alternative Name(s) ImmunoCAP®
"Preferred Specimen(s) 1.5 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Includes Maple (Box Elder) (t1) Birch (t3) Oak (t7) Elm (t8) Cottonwood (t14) Methodology Immunoassay Reference Range(s) See individual analytes Alternative Name(s) ImmunoCAP®
"Preferred Specimen(s) 1.5 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Includes False Ragweed (w4) Mugwort (w6) Russian Thistle (w11) Rough Pigweed (w14) Sheep Sorrel (w18) Methodology Immunoassay (IA) Alternative Name(s) ImmunoCAP®
Preferred Specimen(s) 2 mL serum Minimum Volume 1 mL Transport Container Serum separator tube (SST) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Preferred Specimen(s) 2 mL serum Minimum Volume 1 mL Transport Container Serum separator tube (SST) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Setup Schedule Includes P. notatum (m1) C. herbarum (m2) A. fumigatus (m3) Mucor racemosus (m4) A. tenuis (m6) IgE, Total Methodology Immunoassay (IA)
ALT TEST What are the other names for this test? Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT), GPT What is an ALT test? ALT is also known as Alanine Aminotransferase. It is one of the types of enzymes mostly present in high concentrations in your liver. Few ALT amounts may also be available in other body parts. Enzymes are proteins that help to support functions in the body. This test helps to determine ALT levels in your blood. ALT may enter your blood vessel when damage happens in your liver cells. High ALT levels may show a liver injury or disease. The presence of some form of liver disease may lead to high ALT levels before the appearance of symptoms of any disease. This test is significant for liver problems. What is the purpose of this test? An ALT blood test may be conducted alone, but mostly this test often performs with other liver enzymes included in the comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) or liver panel. An ALT test may help your provider to: Determine the current health conditions of the liver. Diagnose liver problems after the confirmation of symptoms. Screen to identify liver problems before the development of symptoms of liver disease. ALT levels may increase in the blood before the beginning of symptoms. Monitor how well the treatment is going for liver disease if you had it in the recent past. ALT and liver enzymes may also monitor medication side effects that affect your liver function. When do I need to take this test? Your healthcare provider may recommend an ALT test if you experience symptoms of liver disease. Symptoms of liver disease Urine appears to be dark colored Nausea and vomiting Light or clay-colored stool Belly pain or swelling Loss of weight Weakness Tiredness or Fatigue Skin or eyes color turns yellow (jaundice) Increased Itching Pain or swelling in your ankles Your healthcare provider may also order this test if you are at a risk factor for developing liver disease, including Excess use of alcohol Being overweight Diabetes Hepatitis Specific medication side-effects. Cirrhosis - a condition of long-term liver disease that may happen due to several problems. Family history of liver problems When you do not experience these risk factors, you may need this test as a routine checkup for your health. You may require a follow-up ALT test if you receive an abnormal test result. When you are already diagnosed with liver disease in the recent past, your provider may ask to repeat an ALT blood test to know the current conditions and treatment of the disease. See your ALT levels and check if you have any above symptoms present in your body. What is the procedure for this test? You can schedule an online order for an ALT test and visit the laboratory after you receive the date and time for this test. The simple steps for this test are as follows: Your provider will ask you to stay relaxed and calm before the test. Take a seat in front of your provider and remove your cloth from one of the arms. A small needle will inject into the vein in your arm. Your blood sample will collect in a test tube A little discomfort or pain may happen during the test or at the time of injection of the needle. Regular activities may resume after the test. This test will finish within five minutes. How do I need to prepare for this test? An ALT test does not require any specific preparation. You may eat or drink if you have only this test. But when your provider asks for other blood tests, you may need to fast for at least several hours. You can inform your provider about medicines, supplements, or vitamins you use. It is better to take guidance from a healthcare provider about which medicine or vitamins you may need to stop before the test. Do not avoid your medication without the prescription of your doctor. Are there any risks involved in this test? An ALT test contains low risks when you give a blood sample to your provider. Vein differs from person to person. Some people or children may have difficulty providing a blood sample compared to others. You may experience low risks when the needle injects into your vein, include Infection Bruising Extreme Bleeding Slight pain Hematoma (Deposition of blood under the skin) What do the test results indicate? The recommended range for an ALT is below 40 international units per liter (IU/L). ALT test results depend on many factors, such as age, gender, and medical history. The test results may also slightly differ among laboratories. It is because each lab may use different methods for examination. You may talk to your provider about your test result. High ALT levels than 1000 IU/L in the blood may indicate the following conditions: Decreased rate of blood flow in your liver Intermediate viral hepatitis Injuries due to toxins or illegal drugs Infection Your healthcare provider may compare your ALT test result with other liver enzymes, such as ALT. The ratio of AST to ALT gives information about your liver conditions. ALT levels generally are higher compared to AST levels. AST levels may be higher in these specific cases, such as hepatitis from the use of alcohol and cirrhosis (a condition of long-term liver disease). Many other conditions may also increase your enzyme levels other than liver disease, including Celiac disease (a severe autoimmune disease) Adrenal gland disorder Muscle disease Gallstones (small stones that develop in your gallbladder) Thyroid problems What factors may affect the test results? If your ALT test shows abnormal results, this does not always indicate a medical problem. Test results may change if you use alcohol. Some factors that may affect your test results are: Medicines: Specific medications may alter your ALT levels. Age: ALT levels decrease with increasing age. Sex: Males contain high ALT levels compared to women. Menstruation: ALT levels may rise or fall during the menstrual cycle. Exercise: Extreme or severe exercises may temporarily increase your ALT levels. What additional tests do I need along with this test? You may need also need to order other tests to check your liver health, including Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) Albumin Bilirubin Aspartate aminotransferase Prothrombin time (PT)
"Clinical Significance ANA Multiplex, with Reflex to dsDNA - This assay may be useful in diagnosing and monitoring connective tissue diseases. Preferred Specimen(s) 1 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.5 mL Transport Container Transport tube Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 4 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days Reject Criteria Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric Includes If ANAchoice® Screen is positive, then ds-DNA will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86225) Methodology Immunoassay (IA) Reference Range(s) ANAchoice® Screen Negative Alternative Name(s) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE),Antinuclear Antibody Screen
"Clinical UseEvaluate suspected autoimmune rheumatic diseases Clinical Background Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain organs. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Diagnosis is most often based on a compilation of symptoms and signs, including clinical information and laboratory test results. Testing for antibodies associated with different conditions can provide useful information, but no single test provides a definitive diagnosis for any one rheumatic disease. Antinuclear antibody testing Testing for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) using an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is an important part of evaluating patients suspected of having certain autoimmune rheumatic diseases. ANAs are a group of autoantibodies directed against diverse nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens. They are associated with several autoimmune rheumatic diseases, but the diagnostic value of ANA testing varies with the specific clinical condition. While ANA test results are positive for most patients with certain conditions, such as mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or systemic sclerosis, such results may be positive or negative for patients with other common autoimmune conditions, such as Sjögren syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Thus, a positive ANA result alone is not sufficient for diagnosis, and a negative ANA result does not definitively rule out many autoimmune rheumatic conditions. Knowing the ANA titer and pattern can help interpret positive ANA results. A titer of at least 1:40 is considered positive, although most patients with autoimmune disease will have higher levels. Low-positive titers (eg, 1:40) are not uncommon in healthy individuals (20% to 30%), but using a threshold of 1:40 can increase sensitivity for SLE, systemic sclerosis, and Sjögren syndrome.1,2 For patients with positive ANA screening results, nuclear and cytoplasmic antibody fluorescence patterns may inform the differential diagnosis, but they may not be specific for individual diseases.3,4 For example, a homogeneous nuclear pattern may be associated with SLE, drug-induced SLE/vasculitis, or juvenile idiopathic arthritis, while a diffuse cytoplasmic pattern could be consistent with SLE or an inflammatory myopathy.5 Specific autoantibodies ANAs are highly prevalent in many autoimmune conditions (Table 1), making ANA testing sensitive but not highly specific; tests for individual antibodies offer greater specificity and are often needed to help establish the diagnosis. The relative importance of testing for ANA versus condition-specific antibodies varies and is often indicated in diagnosis or classification criteria for each condition. " Includes If ANA Screen, IFA is positive, then ANA Titer and Pattern will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86039). Methodology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Reference Range(s) ANA Screen Negative ANA Titer <1:40 Negative 1:40-1:80 Low antibody level >1:80 Elevated antibody level Alternative Name(s) FANA,Fluorescent ANA,Progressive ANA,Hep-2,Antinuclear Antibody Screen
ANA SCREEN, IFA, W/REFL TITER, AND PATTERN Any other names for this test? ANA Test, ANA Screen IFA with Reflex to Titer and Pattern IFA Test, ANA with Reflex Test, Antinuclear Antibody Screen Test. What is the ANA SCREEN, IFA, W/REFL TITER, AND PATTERN lab test? An ANA test identifies antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in your blood. Your immune system regularly produces antibodies to help in the battle against illness. Antinuclear antibodies, on the other hand, frequently target the nucleus of every cell and destroy the body's tissues. The positive results of the ANA lab test mean your immune system has started an inappropriate fight against your tissues, also known as an autoimmune reaction. However, some people test positive for ANA even when they are in good condition. When is an ANA lab test ordered? An ANA test is requested when a person shows signs and symptoms of autoimmune problems. Autoimmune disease symptoms can be unclear and non-specific. And can fluctuate over time, slowly get worse, or vary, between flare-ups and remissions. Conditions when an ANA test is recommended? Your doctor will order an ANA lab test to screen for autoimmune conditions, including Lupus Rheumatoid arthritis Scleroderma Autoimmune illness Sjogren Syndrome Why is an ANA test needed? This test is ordered if you have signs and symptoms of an autoimmune illness. An ANA lab test can suggest if you have an autoimmune condition but is unable to identify a specific disorder. What is the purpose of an ANA Screen blood test? Antinuclear antibodies are made when the immune system fails to differentiate between its cells and foreign cells. Autoantibodies are antibodies that attack the body's healthy cells and cause symptoms such as tissue and organ inflammation, joint and muscle soreness, and fatigue. The term "antinuclear" refers to the fact that ANA primarily targets substances found in the nucleus of a cell. The ANA test can identify the presence of these autoantibodies in the blood. The presence of ANA may indicate an autoimmune condition. The most frequent autoimmune disorders are systemic lupus erythematosus and multiple sclerosis. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if you have symptoms of an autoimmune condition. Your doctor will ask you to take this test so that he can check the level of antibodies in your blood. The test results will help your doctor in your treatment. How should I prepare for an ANA test? No special preparation is required for an ANA test. To be on the safe side, inform your doctor about any prescription medications or dietary supplements you are taking. The results of the test could be affected by some drugs, for instance. seizure heart medications What happens during this test? An ANA test is similar to other blood tests. Your healthcare provider will insert a tiny needle into the vein of your hand. A small amount of blood is collected and put in the test container. Once the needle has passed through the vein. Is any risk attached to an ANA test? There is no such harmful risk to this test. However, you may feel a slight discomfort due to in and out motion of the needle. You might also see bruising around that area. The symptoms will go away in two or three days. How long does this test take? An ANA test is done in less than five minutes. What happens after an ANA lab test? To stop the flow of blood. Your healthcare provider will wrap the area where the needle went with a bandage or cotton. Is any other test that is needed besides an ANA lab test? The ANA test is one of the most commonly used tests to detect an autoimmune disorder or rule out other conditions with similar signs and symptoms. Other autoantibody tests that can help in the diagnosis are following ENA Panel test Sed Rate (ESR) test C-Reactive Protein test Complement test AMA test Centromere antibody test Histone Antibody test What do the results mean? The presence of antinuclear antibodies indicates a positive test result. However, a positive outcome does not necessarily indicate disease. Many persons with no disease have positive ANA tests, particularly women over 65. Certain viral disorders and malignancies, as well as certain medications, have been linked to the formation of antinuclear antibodies. Your doctor will probably request a variety of tests if they have a suspicion that you have an autoimmune condition. One piece of information your doctor can use to help determine the source of your signs and symptoms is the outcome of your ANA test. What do the positive test results mean? If the results are positive. It means there are antibodies present in your blood. Your doctor will ask for several other tests to diagnose your health condition. What do negative test results mean? If your results are negative, it indicates that certain autoimmune disorders are not present. Based on your symptoms, your doctor might ask for some other test. Some people with autoimmune illnesses may have ANA test results that are negative but positive for other antibodies. Anything else I should know about this test? Do not get panic if your test results are positive. The positive results do not always mean that you have an autoimmune disorder. About fifteen percent of fully healthy people have their ANA test result positive. Such results are known as false positive results. Your doctor will guide you if such a situation takes place. Visit Umbrella Health Care Systems and book an ana-screen-if-w-refl-titer-and-pattern test. You may get all the medical treatments you require online at Umbrella Health Care Systems. With affordable prices and a user-friendly website. 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"Clinical Significance Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG), with Reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition - Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is responsible for several clinically significant human viral diseases, with severity ranging from inapparent to fatal. Clinical manifestations include genital tract infections, neonatal herpes, meningoencephalitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and gingivostomatitis. There are two HSV serotypes that are closely related antigenically. HSV type 2 is more commonly associated with genital tract and neonatal infections, while HSV type 1 is more commonly associated with infections of non-genital sites. Specific typing is not usually required for diagnosis or treatment. The mean time to seroconversion using the type specific assay is 25 days. The performance of this assay has not been established for use in a pediatric population, for neonatal screening, or for testing of immunocompromised patients. Preferred Specimen(s) 1 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.7 mL Transport Container Transport tube Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Reject Criteria Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Plasma "Clinical Significance Aspergillus fumigatus (m3) IgE - This allergen-specific IgE antibody test quantifies an individual’s IgE response to Aspergillus fumigatus. It is an in vitro quantitative assay that is intended to be used in conjunction with other clinical information to aid in the diagnosis of allergic diseases . While allergen-specific serum IgE testing is considered comparable to skin testing in many instances, both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recognize that allergen-specific serum IgE testing may be preferred in some clinical situations. These include 1) the presence of widespread skin disease, 2) the recent use of antihistamines or other medications that can affect the results of allergy skin tests, 3) uncooperative patients, and 4) medical history suggesting that allergen skin testing would pose a significant risk for a serious allergic reaction . A definitive clinical diagnosis of allergy should not be based on the results of any single diagnostic method, but should be made by a trained healthcare provider after all clinical and laboratory findings have been evaluated. Preferred Specimen(s) 0.3 mL serum Minimum Volume 0.15 mL/allergen Transport Container Serum Separator Tube (SST®) Transport Temperature Room temperature Specimen Stability Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 30 days Setup Schedule"
AST TEST What are the other names for this test? Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase test, SGOT test, aspartate transaminase test What is an AST test? This test helps to determine AST (aspartate aminotransferase) levels in your blood. AST is an enzyme, a protein that proceeds most body functions. AST is often present in your liver, but it is also available in muscles and other tissues in your body. AST may come into blood vessels if you experience cell damage. Abnormal AST levels in your blood may show an ongoing health problem, specifically liver damage. What is the purpose of this test? An AST test may perform as an individual but is often conducted with other enzymes that are part of tests, such as a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) or liver panel. This test may help to diagnose liver disease and other health problems with other enzymes. An AST may also use to: Screen for the risk factors of liver disease includes overweight, diabetes, alcohol disorders, or a family history of liver problems. Diagnose or determine the cause of liver problems. Monitor how well your treatment is going for the liver if you have abnormal AST levels. This test also helps to identify other health problems. When do I need to take this test? Your healthcare provider may recommend an AST blood test if you experience symptoms of liver disease. Symptoms of liver disease Loss of weight Weakness Tiredness or Fatigue Urine appears to be dark colored Nausea and vomiting Light or clay-colored stool Belly pain or swelling Skin or eyes color turns yellow (jaundice) Increased Itching Pain or swelling in your ankles You may also need this test if your family has a history of liver disease or you have a large alcohol intake. Diabetes or some medicines may also lead to liver problems. Conduct an ALT test to see whether you have abnormal AST levels that may lead to liver disease. What is the procedure for this test? An AST test is a blood test that often needs your blood sample. The following are the steps for this test after visiting the laboratory. Sit in front of your provider. Be relaxed and stay in a fixed position. It is difficult for your provider to collect a blood sample if you do the muscle movement. Remove the portion of your cloth from the arm. A small needle will inject into a vein in your arm. A small amount of blood will collect in a test tube. Blood samples will store in the laboratory for examination of an allergy. You can go home for regular activities. This test usually takes five minutes. How do I need to prepare for this test? You do not require special preparation for an AST blood test. You can eat or drink if you ordered only an AST test. If your provider asks for additional blood tests, you may need to fast for at least 12 hours before the tests. You can inform your provider about specific medicines, vitamins, and supplements you use. Do not need to avoid any medications before consulting with a doctor. You can discuss with a healthcare provider any special preparation required for this test. Are there any risks involved in this test? An AST blood test has low risks when you give a blood sample. Vein differs from person to person. Some people or children may have difficulty providing a blood sample compared to others. You may experience low risks when the needle injects into your vein, include Infection Bruising Extreme Bleeding Slight pain Hematoma (Deposition of blood under the skin) What do the test results indicate? An AST test results depend on many factors, such as age, gender, and medical history. The test results may also slightly differ among laboratories. It is because each lab may use different methods for examination. The recommended range for an AST in men and women is 14 to 20 units per liter (units/L) and 10 to 36 units/L, respectively. Men have slightly higher AST levels compared to women. Adults may have little lower AST levels compared to old. High AST levels in the blood may develop due to the following reasons: Muscle injury Liver disease Pancreatitis (An inflammation of the pancreas). Heart attack or failure Very high AST levels may indicate the following conditions: Liver injury from medicines Viral hepatitis Cirrhosis - a late-stage liver disease in which healthy cells are replaced with scar tissue. This condition will lead to complete liver damage. Toxins Shock liver. Shock liver develops due to the less oxygen supply to the blood. It leads to severe liver damage. Small persistent increases in AST with time may lead to chronic conditions. Because AST is present in other body parts, it may increase due to cell damage outside the liver. ALT(Alanine Aminotransferase) is another liver enzyme containing a higher concentration in your liver. If your AST levels are high compared to ALT, this may lead to health problems outside your liver. Higher AST levels than ALT may indicate liver problems due to excessive use of alcohol. High AST levels with/without ALT may indicate mild or some form of liver damage. You can discuss your AST test results about what they mean. What factors may affect the test results? If your test shows abnormal results, this does not always indicate a medical problem. Test results may change if you already experience diabetic ketoacidosis or liver problems. Some medicines, diet, age, and sex may also affect your test results. For more laboratory test information, visit here. What additional tests do I need along with this test? You may need an ALT blood test along with an AST test. The ALT and AST tests help your provider to observe and diagnose liver conditions. You may also need an AST test with a series of liver panel tests to measure ALT and other enzymes, proteins, and substances in the liver.