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Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 9:28am
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Barb - I think you are probably looking at the Percentile number. I don't have one in front of me, but if I remember right, when my Michael's RAST = 46, his percentile was around 7900%. On his test results there were 3 numbers, the Classification - 6 in our case, the Percentile and the RAST number. I haven't actually got to see his paperwork this time, so I don't know what the percentile number was for his >100 results.
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Sherlyn
Mom to 6 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
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Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 10:22am
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Sherilyn,
His IGE level was a seperate line item on his RAST. What the doctor told me was it was the overall level of IGE antibodies in the blood. Under 50 I believe was considered normal. He also said that while he had seen IGE levels into the 2000-3000 level they were very rare and those kids were very unwell. He said that my son's level was extrememly high.

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 12:36pm
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Oops - I didn't see the IGE. Michael's overall IGE level was only at 151 on his test 2 years ago. I don't know yet what it was this time. The doctor commented 2 years ago that his over all numbers looked really good, and that probably was because he doesn't seem to be allergic to anything other than peanuts.
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Sherlyn
Mom to 6 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 9:58pm
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Sherlyn,
I was wondering. I know there are differences in the tests so I wasn't sure. For the first 3 years my DS had RAST done the scale only went up to 4, now it's up to 6 (CAP RAST)they call it, I think.
You're lucky that the overall IGE level is relatively low, I was told that the higher it is the more "reactive" the child will be. So, my 3 year old is allergic to eggs and dairy but his overall IGE is only 15, so he will have a reaction (hives, itching) if he is exposed to something but that's it.
My 7 year old however is highly reactive (IGE 1690). He can't even touch things that kids with dairy, eggs, nuts, etc. on their hands have touched hours after they've touched it. I took him to a preschool once to check it out and he was playing with some toys, next thing I know severe asthma attack. Couldn't find a thing (chocolate smear, etc.) on any of the toys.
After age 3 his overall IGE was going down on each annual test and I was thrilled because he would tolerate things better. At 2 he was down to literally 5 food substances that he wouldn't react to. But for some reason this summer he took a turn for the worse and his IGE shot up again, his eczema came back and all his test scores flew up. Doctor said it was the pollen and grass (as he's also allergic to them).
But he seems to be settling down again. Thankfully.

Posted on: Sat, 01/07/2006 - 3:10am
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Hi! My dd is also in the >100 club unfortunately. This is one club I wish would actually fold, sorry guys. She has always been in this club ever since her first and only anaphylactic reaction at 10 months. I have always figured with other reactions she must be going down to almost nothing but after seven years its still the same.

Posted on: Mon, 01/09/2006 - 4:30am
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Have hope people! Jason was RAST >100 for several things on all tests between age 3 1/2-7. His scores for peanut, egg, oat and soy dropped from >100 to class 3/4 over the course of a year.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (8 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (6 NKA)
Allison (3 MFA including milk, butternut squash, several fruits and suspected shellfish allergies, avoiding tree nuts, RAST - for peanut)
Ryan (born 12/27/05) nka *knock on wood*

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