Test Catalog

Test ID: INSEC    
Stinging Insects Allergen Profile, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Establishing a diagnosis of an allergy to honeybee, yellow jacket, wasp, yellow faced hornet, and white faced hornet venoms


Defining the allergen responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms


Identifying allergens:

-Responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode

-To confirm sensitization prior to beginning immunotherapy

-To investigate the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HBVHoneybee Venom, IgEYesYes
YJVYellow Jacket Venom, IgEYesYes
WSPVWasp Venom, IgEYesYes
YFHVYellow Faced Hornet Venom, IgEYesYes
WFHVWhite Faced Hornet Venom, IgEYesYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Includes testing for honeybee, yellow jacket, wasp, yellow faced hornet, and white faced hornet venoms.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Stinging Insects Allergen Profile

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Honeybee Venom
Wasp Venom
White Faced Hornet Venom
Yellow Faced Hornet Venom
Yellow Jacket Venom