The IgE food antibody panel is a food allergy test which analyses serum levels of IgE antibodies for 19 combined foods, as well as Total IgE. This is an ideal food allergy test for patients who may suffer an immediate reaction (allergy) or non-immune response to specific foods.
The IgE allergic response is the most well-known food allergy reaction. IgE food allergy reactions usually occur immediately after the ingestion of offending foods, such as peanuts or shellfish. The IgE food antibody profile measures levels of antigen-specific IgE to common foods.
Some of the common foods that people have an IgE-mediated reaction to are things like nuts, milk and eggs.
It is recommended that IgE allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.
- Irritable Bowel