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Test Details


Patient Preparation: No special preparation is required

Testing for IgE antibodies is useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms
  • Why Take this Test

    Allergy blood tests are used to find out if you have an allergy. Total IgE test measures the overall number of IgE antibodies in your blood.

  • Is this Test For You

    Your doctor will recommend this test if you have symptoms of:


    Chest tightness

    Shortness of breath

    Recurrent cough

    Skin allergies

  • More Information

    An immunoglobulin E (IgE) test measures the blood level of IgE, one of the five subclasses of antibodies. IgE antibodies are found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.

Sample: 2 mL of Serum

Methodology: CLIA/ECLIA