IgE Food Allergy Test

IgE FOOD ALLERGY TEST

GENERAL

Type one, or “classic”, allergy causes redness, swelling, and heat in the body as a result of the elevated blood levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Contrary to popular belief, the symptoms produced by IgE can be subtle and similar to those seen in other conditions. This potential confusion makes diagnostic testing very important in recognizing the offending source. The Advanced IgE Test broadens the scope of test foods and/or inhalants, including Thimerosal and Candida.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

IgE Food Allergy Essential:

  • Serum: 2 mL of serum in a gold-topped SST or royal blue-topped no additive tube is the absolute minimum. 3 mL is preferred.

IgE Food Allergy Basic:

  • Serum: 5 mL of serum in a gold-topped SST or royal blue-topped no additive tube. The elimination of a food will reduce the ability for our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food.

IgE Food Allergy Advanced:

  • Serum: 8 mL of serum in a gold-topped SST or royal blue-topped no additive tube. The elimination of a food will reduce the ability for our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food