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Overview

The immunoglobulin E (IgE) test measures the amount of IgE in the body. IgE is a type of antibody.

What is the Total IgE test?

IgE is an antibody produced by the body’s immune system for defense. It acts against foreign substances that enter the body. The Total IgE test is used to detect foreign substances in the body.

Why is the Total IgE test suggested?

The human body is allergic to certain things and the Total IgE test is suggested to detect allergens which can cause symptoms such as itching,  nausea, vomiting, symptoms of asthma, etc.

How is the Total IgE test performed?

The procedure for performing the Total IgE blood test is as follows:

  • A band is wrapped around the arm so that the veins are visible.
  • A needle is inserted into the vein and the required amount of blood is collected.
  • The collected blood is then transferred into a container and examined.

What are the parameters measured in the Total IgE test?

The parameters measured in the Total IgE test depict the range of the IgE antibody, which is 150-1000 Ul/ml of blood.

Preparation before performing the Total IgE test

There is no special preparation needed before performing the Total IgE test. The patient needs to inform the doctor about their medication or treatment.

Post-care after the Total IgE test

There are no post-care measures after performing the Total IgE test.

Sample types in the Total IgE test

The sample types in the Total IgE include

  • Smaller levels of IgE indicate that there is no infection.
  • Higher levels of IgE indicate that there is some form of infection.

Side effects/risks of the Total IgE test

There are no side effects after that arise after performing the Total IgE test.

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