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Total IgE

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Also known as: Quantitative IgE
Formal name: Immunoglobulin E

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for an allergic disease; sometimes to screen for a parasitic infection

When to Get Tested?

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

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?