What is considered a high IgE level kU L?
According to most labs, IgE levels above 150 kU/L are considered high.
What happens when IgE level is high?
If your total IgE levels are higher than normal, it likely means you have some kind of allergy. But it does not reveal what you are allergic to. A specific IgE test will help identify your particular allergy.
What are the symptoms of high IgE?
Symptoms Caused by Excess IgE
- Chest tightness.
- Shortness of breath.
- Recurrent cough5
What is a low IgE level?
Deficiency or low IgE is defined by an IgE concentration of less than 2.5 IU/ml thus the level mentioned would meet this definition. There is no specific immunodeficiency identified by isolated IgE deficiency and selective IgE deficiency is not included in the classification of primary immunodeficiency diseases (1).
What is a good IgE level?
Variations in the upper limit of normal total serum IgE have been reported: they can range from 150 to 1,000 UI/ml; but the usually accepted upper limit is between 150 and 300 UI/ml.
What if IgE level is more than 1000?
Conditions associated with unusually high serum IgE concentrations (>1,000 IU/mL) are allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, allergic fungal sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, human immunodeficiency virus infection, hyper IgE syndrome, IgE myeloma, lymphoma, systemic parasitosis and tuberculosis .
What causes elevated IgE?
Elevated serum immunoglobulin E(IgE) can be caused by allergies, infections and immune conditions including hyper IgE syndrome (HIES).
How is high IgE treated?
Omalizumab (Xolair®) is the anti-IgE medicine now available. Xolair is made to be similar to natural antibodies and is designed specifically to capture most of the IgE and block the allergic response.
What is KU L?
See medical report. The ImmunoCAP test demonstrates patient sensitivity to specific allergens – reporting in number of kilounits per liter (KU/L). Management Options for ImmunoCAP Specific IgE Blood Test.