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Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

Also known as: Quantitative IgE
Formal name: Immunoglobulin E
Related tests: Allergy Blood Testing, Quantitative Immunoglobulins, Protein Electrophoresis, Eosinophil Count

Why should I do it?
To screen for an allergic disease; sometimes to screen for a parasitic infection

When should I do it?
When you have periodic or persistent skin, lung, or digestive symptoms that suggest allergies; when a doctor suspects a parasitic infection

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None