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Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2003 - 11:55pm
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Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 2:35am
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Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

Nancy in response to your question about skewed IGE results after an anaphylactic reaction, IGE levels change constantly. After a reaction the immune system is on high alert and thus there is more IGE present. Similarly, people with environmental allergies may have a higher Total IGE during allergy season. These results are VERY variable. I have severe asthma, extremely environmentally challenged, and fa to pn, tn, sesame and poppy seed. I am a class 3 to peanut. My last total IGE was around 500 but 2 years ago it was 175 so it really varies. Hope this helps.
Allison (not Austin's mom)

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 2:44am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I have never had an IGE test so I do not know my level. I have only had skin tests when I was younger.

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 3:48am
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Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Sally, some comments:
[quote]Originally posted by katjam:
[B]I'm re-raising this thread because I have just discovered that ds (age 5) has a total IGE of 3,160.
This number could be raised because his immune system is reacting to pollen, to foods he ate last night, or anything! if he has eczema, and its flaring, and his body is 'out of control' it increases the total IGE. ( I know that was mentioned before)
His PA RAST is still >100, and I feel like a crazy fool for having hoped for a decrease. I just can't fathom what a total IGE this high could mean.
All it means is he's allergic to peanuts. Plain and simple. Do not waste time/energy on this number. He's allergic.
When Caitlin had her 2 year rast, her total IGE was 3,990. Her peanut/milk/egg scores were ALL >100. All it means is she's allergic. Avoid foods with them. She'll go for her 3 1/2 yr rast in November (once we make the appt). I can assume the #'s won't go down (or they do very slightly). We will still avoid them all, as we have in the past...
FWIW -- DW is anaphylactic to peanuts, never consumed them while PG, never consumed them while BF, never given them to Caitlin directly, and unless there's been some sort of x-contam, Caitlins never had them...
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (avoiding nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 dx'ed Reflux - Alimentum feeder

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 4:26am
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Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

I found this sight that should tell you everything you wanted to know about IgE testing but were afraid to ask:
In general, IgE antibodies have two major functions. They seem to be the primary defense directed towards parasitic infections (eg. toxoplasmosis is very common in Europe and somewhat common in USA). Of course, they are the primary antibody involved in any allergic reaction. If one is exposed to any allergen, IgE levels will be increased for some time (even without symptoms).
Hope this helps somebody. This website was interesting to me...

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 7:35am
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Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 11:30am
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Joined: 04/12/2003 - 09:00

My almost 4 year old son Total Ige came back at 156 .The nurse said that it should be 128 or less for his age.I don't understand because some on these board say they should be 0-24.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 2:30am
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Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

just was reading thru this thread again. I noticed something i posted was not correct....I believe that the total IgE is age specific, but off hand I cannot tell y'all what the breakdown is. The last time Austin was tested he was 155. i think that his normal value ( based on 2yrs of age) was somewhere around 90.
SOmething to look at: when a lab report comes back, there should be a "normal range" value alongside your result. That is something that you could ask your doc about. Normals can be different based on WHO does the test, and what BRAND of kit they use. ie QUest diagnostics may use a diffent kit than another lab....
again...my appologies...

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 3:13am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

I have Little v's test and Little A's
Where would I find the Total IGE number.
Of course littleA's test came back neg for peanut and others like choclate,but on the skin test for chocolate it came back 3 on the skin test. Go figure....
I do have on Little A report where the levels for his age shouold be I'll try to post them tonight.
Love this site

Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2003 - 12:14pm
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Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

I'm going to ask a really stupid question, but I can't find the answer anywhere on this site by searching, nor can I find it on a Google search.
What does KU/L stand for??


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