Test Overview
Test Methodology


Test Usage

The Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (Alpha-Gal) IgE test more specifically defines the etiology of allergic responses to meat allergens in patients with a delayed onset of symptoms (3 to 6 hours after meal). IgE to Alpha-Gal is the likely cause of anaphylactic reactions in individuals who develop hypersensitivities to beef, pork and/or lamb as adults.

Reference Range *

See report

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
Reference Laboratory
Viracor (403196P)
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST or red top tube. Spin and aliquot into a plastic screw capped tube. Send to Specimen Processing ambient.

Normal Volume
2 mL Serum
Minimum Volume
2 mL serum
Storage Temperature
Ambient or frozen
Additional Information

Test performed by Viracor Eurofins

CPT Code
86008, 86003 x3
Fee Code
AA623, AA624, AA625, AA626