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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: IGE
Clinical Information:
Test performed at: Health Sciences Centre and Westman Laboratory
Test Indications: This test is used for the evaluation of patients with disorders associated with immunoglobulin E (IgE) abnormalities such as allergies, other inflammatory disorders or congenital immunodeficiency.
Patient Preparation Instructions: Multivitamins (45–125 µg biotin) or biotin-only supplements up to 1 mg per day do not interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. >5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last dose.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Plasma: 2.0 mL

Stability 7 days refrigerated, 6 months frozen
Serum: 2.0 mL

Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
Reference Values:
< 1 y: 0-15  IU/mL                                   
1 - 5 y: 0-60
6 - 9 y: 0-90
10 - 15 y: 0-200
≥ 16 y: 0-100

(IU/mL x 2.4 = ng/mL)
(kU/L = IU/mL)
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