Total IgE test is also known as quantitative IgE, and its formal name is Immunoglobulin E. In response to perceived threat the immune system produces IgE. There are 5 types of IgE. They are A, G, M, D, and E. it usually is present in the blood. Total IgE test is used to measure the amount of IgE in the blood. They are produced by plasma cells. It is also used to detect an allergic response rather than a specific allergy in the body. IgE is associated with allergic reactions. In allergies, the body reacts to allergens present in the environment. Those allergens do not cause a problem to normal peoples. Some people may develop an allergy when the person is exposed to an allergen ( plant pollen, peanuts, strawberries, etc). Whenever an allergic person is exposed to allergens, the level of IgE increases rapidly.
Total IgE test is suggested when a person has periodic symptoms due to some allergic reaction.
Symptoms of allergy:
2. Itchy eyes.
3. Difficulty breathing.
4. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc.
5. Persistent itching.
6. Sneezing, coughing.
High level of total IgE indicates that the person might have more than one allergy. Total IgE test also helps to diagnose a rare disease called hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome. Mostly, people with this disease have a higher level of IgE. They may have eczema, recurrent sinus, lung infection, skin infection, bone defects, etc. Total IgE test is used to diagnose multiple myeloma rarely.
AreYouHealthy offers Total IgE test at Rs 439 only. To book an appointment for home sample collection for this test call us on +917289-87-6363. For online booking visit www.areyouhealthy.in and fill up the form. After the submission of the form, our assistance will contact you to assign a convenient date and time for an appointment. Test results will be updated via email id. For hard copies, Rs 75 will be charged on your final fees.