Immunoglobulin E - serum
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2-5 mL blood in plain tube.
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Levels vary in childhood according to age and are reduced in the elderly.
Very limited role in the identification of atopy. May be useful for monitoring allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
There is a large overlap between atopic and non-atopic individuals which limits the value of this test.
See also allergen specific ImmunoglobuliN E.
Hamilton RG. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2003; 111:2: 687-701.