Immunology

Food Allergens

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to a range of Food Allergens

Catalogue Number

17090102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February, March, April, May, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

Specific IgE to Food Allergens (Prawn, peanut, cashew, cow’s milk, egg, sesame seed, soy, wheat grain, Omega-5 gliadin, Ovomucoid, Ara-h2)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Fungal and Avian Antibodies

Material is supplied for the quantitation and qualitative assessment of Fungal and Avian antibodies.

Catalogue Number

17380202

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

IgG antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus; IgG antibodies to Budgie; IgG antibodies to Pigeon

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

High Sensitivity C Reactive Protein (hsCRP)

Material is supplied for quantitation of high sensitivity CRP (<20mg/L)

Catalogue Number

17120102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

Monthly: February to May and July to October

Measurand/Test

High sensitivity CRP (<20mg/L) (hsCRP)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored refrigerated between 2°C and 8°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

HLA B27 Status

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Human Leukocyte Antigen B27. The material assayed is fresh whole blood, which quickly deteriorates under normal transport conditions and should be tested within 48 hours of dispatch. As such this program is only available to a limited number of destinations outside Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Please contact Customer Service Team if you are outside these areas.

Catalogue Number

17130102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, March, May, June, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27)

Storage and Handling

Samples must be tested within 24 hours of receipt. Store at room temperature (18-24 degrees) until processing.

Additional Comments

The material assayed is fresh whole blood, which quickly deteriorates under normal transport conditions and should be tested within 48 hours of dispatch. As such this program is only available to a limited number of destinations outside Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Please contact Customer Service at customer.service@rcpaqap.com.au if you are outside these areas.


Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Immunoglobulin D

Material is supplied for quantitation of serum Immunoglobulin D (IgD)

Catalogue Number

17150102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

Immunoglobulin D (IgD)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Immunoglobulin E

Material is supplied for quantitation of serum Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

Catalogue Number

17160102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February, March, May, July, August, October

Measurand/Test

Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Immunoglobulin G Subclasses

Material is provided for quantitation and qualitative assessment of IgG subclasses (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4)

Catalogue Number

17140102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

February, March, April, May, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4, Calculated subclass sum and IgG level obtained by total IgG assay

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Immunophenotyping

Material is supplied to quantitate T and B Cell Lymphocyte Subsets (Percentages and Absolute Numbers). The material assayed is fresh whole blood, which quickly deteriorates under normal transport conditions and should be tested within 3–4 days of dispatch. As such this program is only available to a limited number of destinations outside Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Please contact the Customer Service Team if you are outside these areas.

Catalogue Number

17170102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

2

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood with commercial cell stabiliser

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, March, May, June, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

Lymphocytes of the following phenotypes (percentages): CD3+, CD3+CD4+, CD3+CD8+, CD19+, CD3-CD16+, CD3-CD56+, CD3-CD16+CD56+, Alpha-Beta|Double negative or double positive lymphocyte percentages|Lymphocytes of the following phenotypes (absolute numbers); CD3+, CD3+CD4+, CD3+CD8+, CD19+

Storage and Handling

Analyse sample within 24 hours of receipt and then store as indicated for your analyser. BD Biosciences systems: The sample vial should be maintained at 2 ˚C to 10 ˚C until use. Beckman Coulter® systems: The sample vial should be maintained at 18 ˚C to 30 ˚C until use.

Additional Comments

The material assayed is fresh whole blood, which quickly deteriorates under normal transport conditions and should be tested within 3–4 days of dispatch. As such this program is only available to a limited number of destinations outside Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Please contact Customer Service at customer.service@rcpaqap.com.au if you are outside these areas.


Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Inhalant Allergens

Material is supplied for quantitation and qualitative assessment of Specific IgE to a range of Inhalant Allergens

Catalogue Number

17180102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

8

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

1mL

Schedule

February, March, April, May, July, August, September, November

Measurand/Test

Specific IgE to Cat epithelium/dander, Rye grass pollen, Bermuda grass, House dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus), Aspergillus fumigatus, Alternaria alternata/tenuis, Grass Pollen mix, Animal Epithelium mix, Mould mix, Birch

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in December and January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Liver Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Liver Specific Antibodies.

Catalogue Number

17190102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

500uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

Liver specific autoantibodies: AMA-M2, M2-3E, LKM-1, LC-1, SLA/LP, Sp100, gp210, PML, Ro-52

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Additional Comments

This program is under development and currently not covered under the scope of accreditation by NATA.


Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies

Material is supplied for assessment of the presence of Acetylcholine Receptor antibodies and Skeletal Muscle antibodies

Catalogue Number

17210102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

4

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum/Plasma

Sample volume

400uL

Schedule

March, May, August, October

Measurand/Test

Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies (AChR); Skeletal (Striated) Muscle Antibodies (Anti-Str)

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched in January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020

Myositis Specific and Scleroderma Antibodies

Material is supplied to determine the presence of Myositis specific or Scleroderma antibodies

Catalogue Number

17220102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

1

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

400uL

Schedule

February, April, May, July, September, November

Measurand/Test

Myositis and scleroderma antibodies: Mi-2, Mi-2α, MI-2β, Ku, RNA Pol III, Cenp, MDA5, NXP2, SAE1, TIF1γ, PL-7, OJ, EJ, Jo-1, PM-Scl, others as appropriate

Storage and Handling

Immunology program samples are dispatched January or on Enrolment and should be stored frozen at a temperature below -15°C, until the relevant survey is open for testing.

Product details last updated on September 24, 2020