What is your (or your PA Child\'s) IgE Level?

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 5:37am
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OK - It's 2 weeks since I heard what my PA's son's IgE levels are, and I still can't get it out of my mind. When I first heard about his level, I was horrified - thinking that he was WAY high, then MommaBear responded with her son's levels and that made me feel better, His were higher than Mike's. But then it is still sitting in the back of my head, just because her son's were higher than mine doesn't make my son's any less high. Does that make any sense? Anyway - I was hoping for more input on this topic - if I had several people's numbers to compare to rather than just one, I'd hopefully get a sense of how extreme his numbers were.

My son is 3 years old and his level was 145 - a 2 to 3 year old's level should be from 0 - 24.

MommaBear responded that her son's level was an 850. But I don't know what age he is, and what the 'normal' range is for that age.

Is there any one else out there that knows what your total IgE levels are, and what the 'norm' is for your age?

Thanks,

Sherlyn

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:02am
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My son's level is probably one of the lowest ones that you will hear on the board. His is a .71, and he is 7 1/2 years old. I didnt realize that age made a difference as to what your level should be. It is my understanding that anything above .35 is bad no matter what age you are.
I am curious to hear more about age in relation to IGE level.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:22pm
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Hey so as I'm reading how low your son's ige levels are, I'm curious- are these his ige numbers specific to peanuts? Is he allergic? Have you ever done a food challenge? What type of reaction does he have? Sorry for the loaded question- I'm trying to gather if you live in avoidance or if you are even positive that he has an allergy?

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:07am
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Is that his total IgE level? Meaning not just his peanut numbers - but his likely hood of having an allergic reaction to things in general?
I ask, because the numbers look different - your numbers are less than 1 and the number I was given is in whole numbers.
Sherlyn
Oh - yeah, and I don't know if there is a big difference in the age thing or not. I was just told that a 2 to 3 year old should be between 0 and 24, so I don't know what a 7 year old should be.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:14am
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Is the total IGE level only available from a CAP RAST? My son's test is just the RAST and I don't see a # stating total IGE, unless I'm missing something.
Thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:19am
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My son's tests were just the RAST tests too (I think), I know that the Total Number was on a different page - but the allergist thought it was worth noting, so he pulled it out, then wrote it on the copy of the other results he sent home with me.
Sherlyn

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 6:29am
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Hmmm....my son's number is his result from a CAP RAST test. They only tested him for peanut, so I dont think that would be the whole number you are looking for. I dont remember the DR. saying anything about a TOTAL IGE level.
Sorry I cant help more.

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 7:58am
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Spudberry,
I'll look up my son's lab results, they had "normals" on them. I'll also try to find out if there are any age related "norms". If I remember correctly, my son was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay above the "normal high". Give me a day, as it may be buried in the basement. I thought I had it on my hard drive.........
MommaBear

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 10:00am
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My dd had this on her RAST report when she had RAST done at 12 months. At 12 months (she is 2 now) it was 13.6.
She just had RAST done last month, this time from a different lab, and it was not reported.
kcmom

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 12:08pm
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Iam not sure if this helps
But Little V's test was at 1 1/2 yo
Specific------KU/L---------% Response
IGE
Class
----------------------------------------
0 ---------<0.35-----------<60--------------
1/0 -----------------------61-70---------
1-----------0.35-.70--------71-110 ------
2-----------0.71-3.50-------111-220------
3-----------3.51-17.5-------221-600------
4----------17.6-50------ 601-2000-Little v---
5----------51-100--------2001-6000---------
6------------>100------------>6000---------
The last column is
Level of Allergen
Specific IGE
Antibody
----------------
Absent/Undetectable
Equivocal
Low Level-----This is 1 on the IGE class
Moderate Level
High Level
Very High Level-------------------Little v
Increasing Level
Increasing Level
Little v's Level was 7.45--on the KU/L
and 1296--on the % Response
Needless to say she is a 4
28 days before this test she was givin a Lances PB cracker and we think she indegested 1/4 the size of a dimes worth.
Hope this helps some on.
After all is'nt that what we are here for.
Love this site
Synthia
[This message has been edited by synthia (edited February 26, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/26/2003 - 2:02pm
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Synthia - those numbers are very interesting. They look to be the same as my son's numbers - at least the scale. My Michael's Peanut numbers came back at 40.1 or a 6932%. Meaning a definite level 5.
But the number I was asking for here is her overall IgE number - not just to Peanut.
Did they give you a Total IgE number when they gave you little V's results?
Sherlyn

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