What is an Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody that is produced by the body’s immune system in response to a perceived threat. This is one of five classes of immunoglobulins (A, G, M, D, and E) and is normally present in the blood in very small amounts. This test analyses the amount of IgE in the blood.
When is the Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test recommended?
It is recommended:In the case of symptoms of allergies.In case of doubt of parasitic infection.To analyse the children's having a family history of allergies.To check in case of suspected allergic respiratory disease.To confirm sensitivity to the foods in patients with asthma, angioedema, or cutaneous disease.To evaluate sensitivity to insect venom allergens.
What does it measure?
The Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test measures:The amount of IgE (immunoglobulin E) in the blood. It is an antibody that is produced by the immune system in response to danger.Normally, it is present in very small levels in the blood. This belongs to the classes of immunoglobulins, which include five types of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD, and IgE.The total IgE test, also known as the quantitative IgE test, analyses the quantity of immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the blood.The production of IgE is seen in the cases of responses to allergens such as asthma and parasitic infections. Other allergens can include plant pollen, eggs, peanuts, bee venom, strawberries, and other allergenic substances.These IgE antibodies, once they are produced, bind with white blood cells and lead to the release of substances like histamine. This further causes constriction of the bronchi in the lungs in allergic or asthmatic people.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test in Bangalore is Rs. 850.
How often should I get tested for the Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test?
Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test?
< 64.0o kUA/L.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Immunoglobulin E Total (IgE - Total) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!