A serum immunoglobulin E measurement is the measurement of the IgE antibody isotype produced by plasma cells in response to an immunogen and which function as antibodies, measured in serum. IgE's main function is immunity to parasites such as parasitic worms and it plays an essential role in the allergy disorder, and is especially associated with type I hypersensitivity.

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IgE levels

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  • http://labtestsonline.org.uk/understanding/analytes/immunoglobulins/tab/test/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IgE
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