Department

Immunology
Local code : IgE

Preferred Sample Type

Allergy: IgE

Suitable Specimen Types

  • Serum
  • EDTA Plasma
  • Li Hep Plasma
5-10 mL

Sample Processing in Laboratory

Usual

Sample Preparation

Usual

Turnaround Time

up to 7 days

Sample Stability

4oC

Allergy: IgE

General Information

Some indications: suspected allergy. Parasitic infections

Patient Preparation

None

Notes

None Given

Reference Range

Source of Reference Range

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014;133(2):589-90 (table II)

Specifications

  • EQA Scheme?: Yes
  • EQA Status:

    NEQAS eqa scheme

The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

  • Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217
  • United Kingdom Health Security Agency laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8213

Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.

Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act  1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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