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Test Code ALPHAGAL Galactose-alpha-1,3 galactose (Alpha-Gal) IgE


Solid phase immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Viracor Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Gold top Tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL serum ( 0.34 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Refirgerated

Stability: 4 weeks Refrigerated.

Reference Values

 < 0.10 kU/L


Level at or above 0.1 indicates IgE is detected and patient is at risk for an allergic reaction.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday


TAT: 2 - 3 Days

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Computer Interface Code

PDM # 1859715

Used For

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.