INSEC - Overview: Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

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Test ID: INSEC    
Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Testing for IgE antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms.


Testing also may be useful to identify allergens responsible for anaphylaxis, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens prior to beginning immunotherapy, and to investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens.

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HBVHoneybee Venom, IgEYesYes
YJVYellow Jacket Venom, IgEYesYes
WSPVWasp Venom, IgEYesYes
YFHVYellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgEYesYes
WFHVWhite Faced Hornet Venom, IgEYesYes

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Honeybee Venom
Wasp Venom
White Faced Hornet Venom
Yellow Faced Hornet Venom
Yellow Jacket Venom
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