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Total IgE in Pune

Also known as IgE Allergy Test, Quantitative IgE Test, Immunoglobulin E Test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not mandatory.

Understanding Total IgE in Pune


What is Total IgE in Pune?

A Total IgE test, also known as an allergy screening test, measures the quantity of immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the blood. It is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg labs. During an allergy, your immune system regards a foreign substance, such as dust or pollen, as a threat. The immune system fights against this threat by producing antibodies called IgE.

A Total IgE test may be needed when you have symptoms that suggest an allergy or allergic reaction, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy red patches on the skin, diarrhea, shortness of breath, watery eyes, coughing, or wheezing. Also, this test helps guide treatment plans if you have asthma or other complications tied to allergies.

What does Total IgE measure?

Immunoglobulins are antibodies (proteins) produced by plasma cells (specific immune cells) when the body recognizes bacteria, viruses, other microorganisms, or any other unknown substances as harmful foreign antigens (allergy-causing substances or allergens) to the immune system. There are five types of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD, and IgE.

Unlike other antibodies, IgE is primarily associated with immune responses to allergenic substances, such as plant pollen, latex, pet dander, mold, eggs, peanuts, bee venom, and strawberries. Normally, IgE is present in very small amounts in the blood. When the immune system encounters an allergen, it triggers the production of IgE antibodies. A Total IgE test measures the concentration of these IgE antibodies in the blood, providing insights into the presence and severity of allergies.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Total IgE in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about Total IgE in Pune

Q. What is the full form of IgE?

The full form of IgE is Immunoglobulin E. It is a type of antibody that is produced by the immune system and helps the body fight against infections and allergies.

Q. What is a Total IgE test?

A Total IgE test is a blood test that measures the total amount of immunoglobulin E antibody in the blood. This test helps diagnose certain types of infections and immune disorders.

Q. When is a Total IgE test advised by the doctor?

A Total IgE test is advised by the doctor in case you experience allergy symptoms, such as itchy skin, itching in eyes, hives, eczema, nausea, vomiting, persistent diarrhea, sneezing, coughing, congestion, difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, and similar symptoms suggestive of asthma.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Total IgE test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Rarely, some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Are there any preparations or precautions required before a Total IgE test?

Usually, overnight fasting is preferred before a Total IgE test. Hence, avoid eating or drinking anything except water during the fasting period. Also, some medications like antihistamines can affect your test results. Therefore, let your doctor know about all the medications you take before undergoing this test.

Q. What is the procedure of sample collection for a Total IgE test?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe, and take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. What does a high level of IgE mean?

If your total IgE test result is high, you may have some kind of allergy. However, the results of this test do not tell what you might be allergic to or how serious your allergy may be.

Q. What are some common food allergens which can increase IgE levels?

The most common food allergens which may increase your IgE levels include milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, etc.

Q. How can I cure my allergies naturally?

Always consult your doctor if you are suspecting any allergy. However, adopting some dietary changes, filtering the air inside your house, maintaining proper hygiene, taking vitamins and supplements (as recommended by your doctor), etc., may help ease your allergies.

Q. Is there anything else I need to know about an allergy blood test?

Allergy blood tests may not always be accurate. Sometimes, the test results may suggest you have an allergy when, in reality, you do not (also called a false-positive result). This may happen if your body is having a slight reaction to substances in certain foods that you may have eaten before the test. It is uncommon for a blood test to show false-negative results. Depending on your medical history and symptoms, your doctor may prescribe an allergy skin test with an allergy blood test, or you may have a skin test alone.

Q. Is a Total IgE test available for booking in Pune?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a Total IgE test in Pune. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for an allergy blood test in Pune?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for an allergy blood test in Pune. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule a Total IgE test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

If you want to schedule a Total IgE test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a Total IgE test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Pune, an IgE allergy test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 489.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a Total IgE test in Pune?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the reports of a Total IgE test in Pune.
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