About Immunoglobulin E
What is immunoglobulin E?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a type of antibody typically produced by the immune system to protect against pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Some people have a hyperactive immune system, which produces IgE in response to benign airborne or contact allergens from other sources, such as pollen or pets. This process mistakes harmless molecules for pathogens, causing an allergic reaction. Allergies are thought to affect over 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point during their lifetime.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of IgE in the blood. It is typically used to identify the presence of an allergic response which can be further investigated to identify the allergen responsible.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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