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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

Test Name

Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Do not use samples that have been stored at room temperature for longer than 8 hours.

Rejection Criteria Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, grossly hemolyzed, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Refrigerate specimens at 2-8°C if the assay is not completed within 8 hours. Freeze samples at or below -20°C if not assayed within 48 hours.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turn Around Time (TAT)

24 Hrs

Test Utilization


Reference Value

< 165.0 kIU/L

Test code



Two-Site Sandwich Immunoassay

Testing Location


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