48 Inhalant Panel, IgG-US BioTek Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Bloodspot

Lab: US BioTek

Results: 7-10 business days

Special Instructions: It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal. Do not perform this test if you are taking blood thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder unless authorized by your healthcare practitioner.

Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral and intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune-modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

Description: Spores and pollens from trees, grasses, mold, dust, and others can produce symptoms that range from minor to severe in affected individuals. Our inhalant panels assess IgG antibody response to 48 common allergens, providing helpful information for effective management of airborne sensitivities.

Specimens are tested in duplicate on ELISA platform. U S BioTek follows a diligent process to extract the key component from each analyte to ensure the antibody present in the patients’ serum will bind to it, and validate with positive and negative controls. The IgG antibodies, once bound to antigen, are detected through spectrophotometric analysis wherein the values are directly proportional to the concentration of the analytes in the sample.

Analytes tested:
Grasses:
Bermuda Grass
Brome Grass
Johnson Grass
Kentucky Blue Grass
Orchard Grass
Perennial Rye Grass
Sweet Vernal Grass
Timothy Grass

Indoor:
Cat Dander
German Cockroach
Dermatophagoides farina
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Dog Dander
Latex

Molds:
Aspergillus fumigatus
Alternaria tenuis/alternata
Cladosporium herbarum
Penicillium notatum

Trees:
Acacia
American Beech
American Elm
American Hazelnut
Box Elder
Cottonwood
European White Birch
Grey Alder
Hickory
Italian Cypress
Mesquite
Mountain Cedar (Juniper)
Pecan
Walnut
White Ash
White Mulberry
White Oak
White Pine

Weeds
Cocklebur
Common Ragweed
English Plantain
Firebush
Lamb's Quarters
Mugwort
Nettle
Pigweed
Rough Marshelder
Russian Thistle
Sheep Sorrel
Wormwood

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.