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Allergy testing, inhalants

Test Name Allergy Testing - Inhalants
Synonyms Environment allergen screen
IgE antibody inhalant screen
Panel Screen

Inhalant panel includes Alternaria tenius, birch, cat, Cladosporium herbarum, D. pteronyssinus, D. farina, dog, horse, ragweed and timothy grass.

If requisition indicates INHALANTS or lists > 5 of the above tests, then order the inhalants panel screen.

If requisition indicates < 5 of the tests on the panel screen, then order the single tests.


Other panels:

Allergy testing - Foods & Ingestants

Allergy testing - Insect bites

Test Codes

Outside Edmonton zone

& 3rd party 

Edmonton zone 
 Panel Screen                DINHS  INHS


 Single tests    Outside Edmonton zone

& 3rd party 

 Edmonton zone 

 Alternaria tenius

(mold, grain dust)


 Aspergillus fumigatus


 Cat dander  DCAT  CAT

 Cladosporium herbarum

(mold, grain)

 Cow dander  DCOW  COW

 D. farina

(house dust mite)


 D. pteronyssinus

(house dust mite)

 Dog dander  DDOGD  DOGD
 Horse dander  DHORS  HORSE

 Penicillin notatum

(mold, grain dust)

 Timothy grass  DTIMO  TIMO
 Western ragweed  DRAGW  RWEED
  DynaLIFEDx Specific:
For allergens not listed:
 1) Data enter:  MISC-;name of allergen #1, allergen #2, allergen #3.
 2) Original requisition must accompany allergy specimen.
Collection Device/ Tube Type 3.5 mL blood- gold top serum separator tube (gel)
Sumbission Requirements

1 mL serum

Specimens are stable for 7 days refrigerated.

If time between collection and testing will be > 7 days, aliquot and freeze specimen.

Edmonton zone only: Package the vacutainer tube for allergy testing for each patient in a separate biohazard bag and ensure that a copy of the requisition is sent with the specimen.

Additional Comments Specimens with positive panel screen results will be tested for specific allergens.

Tests that are not included in the foods, inhalants or insect venom panels, or offered as a single tests in the Edmonton
zone may be referred to Calgary Laboratory Services or Hospitals-in-Common Laboratories.
Frequency of Testing Daily: Monday - Friday
Reference Ranges  
 Interpretation  k/UL
 Negative  < 0.35
 Equivocal (1+)  0.35 - 0.69

 Positive (2+)

 0.70 - 3.49
 Positive (3+)  3.50 - 17.49
 Stongly Positive (4+)  17.50 - 49.99
 Strongly Positive (5+)  50.00 - 99.99
 Strongly Positive (6+)  > 99.99
Last Updated 25 July 2014


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