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Test ID FHOBG Venom Honey Bee IgG

Specimen Required

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Method Name

Phadia ImmunoCAP

Reporting Name

Honey Bee IgG

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  365 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

>3.5 mcg/mL


Venom IgG Reference Values: 1.0 – 3.5 mcg/mL Low venom IgG indicating a significant reaction risk. 3.5 – 6.0 mcg/mL Moderate level of venom IgG that may be associated from serious sting reactions (J.Clin.Immun.6:172, 1983) > 6.0 mcg/mL Elevated venom IgG usually associated with protection from serious sting reactions (J.Clin.Immun.6:172, 1983) The interpretative guidelines have been adapted from Golden et al (JACI 1992; 90:386-393). The test method used is the Phadia ImmunoCAP IgG assay which has been recalibrated to correlate with the venom IgG assay referenced above.


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

2 to 7 days

Performing Laboratory

Eurofins Viracor

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Viracor Eurofins. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FHOBG Honey Bee IgG 49739-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3563 Venom Honey Bee IgG 49739-6