Test Overview – The IgE (Immunoglobulin E) test measures the level of IgE in the blood. This is one of the five types of antibodies made by the immune system that fight bacteria, viruses, and other allergens.
When is it recommended? – Anytime
Diagnostic ailment – Allergies, immunodeficiency, inflammation
Significance – This test helps in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and inflammatory problems.
What does the test result mean? – The normal range for this test is determined on a case to case basis based on age and medical history of the individual. However, generally a level between 150 and 300 UI/ml is recommended.
An elevated level may be indicative of an allergy, infection or inflammation in the body while a lower level may indicate an immune-deficiency disease.
Special Instructions – Be sure to inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have been ill recently before the test.