IgE


Sunquest Code:IGE  
Epic Code:LAB74Epic Name:IGE
Synonyms:Immunoglobulin E; Gamma Globulin
Methodology:Fluoroenzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Age KIU/L
0-2 mo 0-9
3-5 mo 0-17
6-8 mo 0-30
9-11 mo 0-39
1 y 0-53
2 y 0-93
3 y 0-128
4 y 0-160
5 y 0-192
6 y 0-224
7 y 0-248
8 y 0-280
9 y 0-304
10 y 0-328
11 y and older 0-114
   
Use:Diagnosis and management of patients with atopic disease such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and in patients with respiratory allergies; in patients with parasitic infections.


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