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Please note that 0.2 ml of whole blood is required for each allergen requested.  This may limit the number of allergens tested from a paediatric tube.

Alternate names:
Allergy IgE Antibodies, Allergy testing, Specific IgE Testing For Allergens. SIgE
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
RAST
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

White top tube is the preferred sample.0.2ml of blood required for each allergen.

Blood collection: still can be done after skin allergy testing.

Omega-5-Gliadin: serum send to Melbourne Pathology

IgG 96 Food Allergy test is not a RAST test  It is performed at  Australian Clinical Labs.This test is NOT rebatable and costs approx  $260.

Notes:

Specify each allergen required.

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW