Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
VALGP

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Immunoassay

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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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

Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
2 mL Serum
Minimum Volume
2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86008, 86003 x3
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.