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IgE, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code IGE
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
In House Availability Monday (day shift)
Method Chemiluminescent immunometric (Immulite 2000)
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
Processing notes Freeze at -20C
Units IU/mL
Normal range
Age IU/mL
0-1 years < 30
1-2 years < 50
2-3 years < 46
3-9 years < 53
≥18 years < 88


Pediatric reference ranges have not been validated by the UCSF Clinical Laboratories. Expected values for ages 10-18 are the same as adult (<88 IU/mL), but no information regarding this age group was available from the manufacturer.
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.
LOINC code 19113-0
Last Updated 2/24/2014 9:35:10 AM
Entry Number 552

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