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Total IgE

Total IgE levels are elevated in atopic eczema, allergic asthma bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, invasive helminthiasis, parasitic infections, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Churg-Strauss and Hyper IgE syndrome and some forms of immunodeficiency. Measurement of total IgE levels is not essential for the diagnosis of allergy.

Specimen requirements

Serum or plasma - 1ml


Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

4 days

Laboratory method

Immunocap automated Enzyme Immunoassay

Reference range/units

Adult normal Range:   5-120 KU/l

Associated tests

Specific IgE antibodies

Shipping and storage

UK and Ireland

Ambient temperature and first class post. Hays DX users please enquire via email below.


Ambient temperature if courier will deliver within 72 hours otherwise consider refrigerated transport. Freezing is not a requirement.

Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 07:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email