IgE Testing

When should total IgE levels be measured?

Measurement of total IgE is not indicated in routine investigation of allergic disease.

Measuring Specific IgE to suspected food, drug or inhalant triggers may be appropriate depending on the clinical circumstances. For more information please click here.

How can I request total IgE?

Routine requesting of total IgE is not available from primary care.

For further advice or to arrange monitoring of total IgE, on behalf of chest clinic, please contact plh-tr.immunologylaboratoryenquiries@nhs.net.

For more information regarding the investigation of suspected drug, food and inhalant reactions please click here.

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