Immunology

Immunological tests are used to diagnose and monitor a range of disorders effecting the immune system. This includes tests for allergic disease, autoimmune conditions and monitoring the level of T-lymphocytes, the cells that disappear after HIV infection. The RCPAQAP immunology program has EQA programs covering over 50 diagnostic immunological tests.

Anti-nuclear Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL provided to determine the presence of Anti-nuclear antibodies including pattern, titre and appropriate commentary.

Frequency / Number of samples

10 surveys / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Anti-Nuclear Antibodies pattern, Anti-Nuclear Antibodies titre

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL provided for the quantitation and qualitative assessment of Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (IgG, IgA)

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae IgA and IgG antibodies

Antiphospholipid Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Anti-cardiolipin and Anti-Beta 2-Glycoprotein 1 antibodies (IgG, IgA and IgM)

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Cardiolipin IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies, β2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies

Bee Venom IgE

Serum – 500 μL provided for the quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to Bee Venom

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Specific IgE to Bee Venom (Apis mellifera)

Case Study Program

This is an online only program (no sample testing) that provides 5 Immunology clinical cases throughout the year. Program is available to all staff from an enrolled site. Individual enrolments are also available.

Frequency / Number of samples

5 cases per year (no sample testing)

Tests

Immunology clinical case studies

Coeliac Serology

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Coeliac disease antibodies (Deamidated Gliadin antibodies, Tissue Transglutaminase antibodies, Endomysial antibodies)

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Deamidated Gliadin IgG and IgA, Tissue transglutaminase IgG and IgA, Endomysial antibodies

Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody

Drug Allergens

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to a range of Drug Allergens (Latex, Morphine, Chlorhexidine, Penicilloyl V, Penicilloyl G, Cefaclor, Suxamethonium (Succinylcholine), Ampicilloyl, Amoxicilloyl)

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Specific IgE to Latex, Morphine, Chlorhexidine, Penicilloyl V, Penicilloyl G, Cefaclor, Suxamethonium (Succinylcholine), Ampicilloyl, Amoxicilloyl

Food Allergy

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to a range of Food Allergens (Prawn, Peanut, Cashew, Cow Milk, Egg, Sesame Seed, Soy, Wheat Grain, Omega 5-gliadin, Ovomucoid, Ara-h2)

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Specific IgE to Prawn, Peanut, Cashew, Cow Milk, Egg, Sesame Seed, Soy, Wheat Grain, Omega 5-gliadin, Ovomucoid, Ara-h2

Fungal & Avian Antibodies

Serum – 500 μL provided for qualitative assessment of Fungal and Avian antibodies (IgG antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus, Budgie, Pigeon)

Frequency / Number of samples

4 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

IgG antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus, IgG antibodies to Budgie, IgG antibodies to Pigeon

High Sensitivity CRP

Serum – 500 μL provided for quantitation of high sensitivity C Reactive Protein (<20mg/L)

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 sample per survey

Tests

High Sensitivity CRP

HLA B27 Status

EDTA Whole Blood 1mL. Provided to determine the presence of Human Leukocyte Antigen B27.

Frequency / Number of samples

8 surveys / 1 samples per survey

Tests

Human Leukocyte Antigen B27