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IgE, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code IGE
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Tuesday (day shift)
Method Rate nephelometry
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Lipemic samples.
Processing notes Freeze at -20C
Units IU/mL
Normal range
Age IU/mL
0-12 months 0-24 IU/mL
1-3 years 2-149 IU/mL
4-10 years 8-279 IU/mL
11-15 years 5-295 IU/mL
≥16 years < 165 IU/mL

Pediatric reference ranges have not been validated by the UCSF Clinical Laboratories.

Pediatric reference ranges are from : Soldin, SJ, et al. 1995. Pediatric Reference Ranges on the Abbott IMx for FSH, LH, Prolactin, TSH, T4, T3, free T4, free T3, T-Uptake, IgE, and Ferritin. Clinical Biochemistry, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 603-606
Turn around times 1-8 days
Additional information Young children without allergic symptoms can be expected to have values which are 10-20% of adult levels. Children with high IgE levels have an increased incidence of symptoms consistent with atopic allergy.
CPT coding 82785
LOINC code 19113-0
Last Updated 6/22/2016 12:40:20
Entry Number 552
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