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Total IgE

Lab Code : IgE

Test Background

This test measures all IgE in the blood.

Measurement of total IgE may be helpful in the diagnosis of allergic disease. However, high levels of specific IgE to a single allergen can occur without increase above the normal range for the total IgE levels.

A number of conditions cause raised IgE levels in the blood eg atopic eczema, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), parasitic infections, Hyper-IgE syndrome (Job syndrome) etc

Clinical Indications
Allergic disease, Lymphoma, vasculitis (Churg-Strauss), primary immunodeficiency, Myeloma

Reference Range
Age dependent

Sample Required
Rust/Yellow top

Sample Volume
Minimum 5ml.
Please note additional tubes are required if more than 10 allergens are requested.
For component resolved diagnostics testing 1 mL per allergen is required.

Turnaround Time
14 Days

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