536 igE level

IgE is a short form of immunoglobulin E, an antibody which is released by the immune system to combat allergens as well as foreign bodies that might invade and harm the body. It is one of five types of antibodies present in the body. Their primary function is to attack any foreign substance that may be attempting to invade the body and to keep the body healthy and free of cellular damage and sickness.  

Elevated IgE levels in the body are often a sign of parasitic infection. They can also be caused due to an allergic reaction or an infection in the body. Some people may have increased levels of IgE due to several different autoimmune diseases.

Blood tests are prescribed to determine the IgE levels in the body. If you have elevated IgE levels, the doctor will recommend additional testing to determine the exact cause of these elevated levels. These antibodies are located in the skin, the lungs, and the mucous membranes. They become active when you experience an allergic reaction or have an infection. Some medications may also release IgE into the blood stream, so your doctor may ask you about the medications you are taking along with any unusual symptoms that you may have experienced.

Ideally, the concentration of IgE in the body is very low. A normal person will have 4.2 to 595 U/ml in the blood. So if you have 536 IgE, you may have nothing to worry about, even if the concentration is on a slightly higher side. If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms, it would be wise to visit your doctor and have a detailed examination. In rare cases, a slightly elevated IgE concentration may also be an indication of cancer or an autoimmune disorder. Elevated IgE levels due to an allergy are mostly on the lower side, so it is possible that you may only have an allergy. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, it would be best to go to your doctor and get yourself checked. An over the counter allergy medication should help you get the IgE levels back in the normal range.

Since your IgE levels are veering slightly towards the higher side, you should strive to keep a track of these concentrations periodically. This will help you know your body better, and you will also be able to get an early diagnosis in case something goes awry.

answered by G M


  1. This is indeed higher level of allergy caused by variants of a persons auto immune response to allergens.
  2. It can lead to brochospasm or whole body rash and urticaria. High eosinophils may lead to terrific histamine release in the blood and can cause shock.

answered by D M K

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