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IgE (Immunoglobulin E) Blood Test
IgE (Immunoglobulin E) Blood Test
IgE (Immunoglobulin E) Blood Test
IgE (Immunoglobulin E) Blood Test

IgE (Immunoglobulin E) Blood Test

This simple finger-prick allergy blood test measures the level of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in your blood - an antigen which if raised indicates an allergic response.

Is it for you?

Do you have symptoms of an allergy like a runny nose, sneezing, hives or itching? Do you want a simple affordable test tells you whether you have an allergy before investigating further to find the cause? If you have ongoing unexplained symptoms and want to know whether an allergy could be the cause, then this is the test for you.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

Immunoglobulins or antibodies, play an important role in the immune system and help fight against harmful bacteria and viruses in the body. There are five classes of antibodies and several subclasses. In those that have an allergy, their immune system overreacts to a harmless allergen (such as food, grass or animal dander) by producing IgE. This reaction usually causes irritation to the nose, lungs, throat and skin. The allergen-specific IgE antibody test is used to check for an allergy to a specific allergen. It measures the amount of IgE antibody in the blood targeted for a suspected allergen.

Elevated IgE results often indicate an allergy. However, not everyone with an elevated result will have a physical allergic reaction when exposed to that substance – the patient in this case is said to be 'sensitised' rather than allergic to the substance. The level of IgE does not necessarily predict the severity of a reaction, although the higher the level the more likely you are to have a reaction to the allergen.

Whether you have typical allergy symptoms or whether you have ongoing unexplained and vague symptoms, then this is a good way of confirming whether you are an allergy sufferer.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.