Immunoglobulin E (IgE), Serum/Plasma


The levels of circulating IgE in serum are extremely low compared to the other immunoglobulins.


Increased in certain allergic diseases (parasitic infections, bronchopulmonary asperigillosis, certain drugs, atopic diseases, eczema), asthma (60%), hay fever (30%) and in IgE myeloma. Decreased in some advanced neoplasms,ataxia telangiectasia, some cases of agammaglobulinemia, and cases of hypersensitivity.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

1 ml Serum 1 ml Li, Na-Heparin or K3-EDTA Plasma Stability: 7 Days at 2-8 °C 6 Months at -20 °C

Special Precautions

Samples may be frozen five times.

Normal Range

Adults: Up to 100 IU/mL Children 10-15 Years: Up to 200 IU/mL Children 6-9 Years: Up to 90 IU/mL Children 1-5 Years: Up to 60 IU/mL Infants: Up to 15 IU/mL Neonates: Up to 1.5 IU/mL

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