IgE tests: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between IgE and IgG tests?

IgE type allergic reactions tend to occur immediately (approximately 15-20 minutes) after ingestion of a certain food or after coming into contact with a particular inhalant. These foods or inhalants will need to be continuously avoided to prevent such a reaction. Symptoms associated with IgG Type III food hypersensitivities (ImuPro test) tend to be more delayed in onset (about 2-72 hours after eating a specific food) and one aims to reintroduce the food back into the diet after a certain time. It is important to note that if you are aware of any IgE reactions to certain foods, you must continue to avoid the foods causing these reactions. With regards the ImuPro test we look specifically for IgG antibodies, not IgE antibodies.

Where can I go to have my blood sample taken?

You can contact us directly at the WellPro Head Office at MDS to make an appointment to have your sample taken at our office in Westville or our depot in Pinetown. Samples cannot be taken and sent to us from other facilities unfortunately.

How are results sent out?

Results are emailed to you within 10-14 working days from receiving the sample and payment. Alternatively, you may receive them from your practitioner if you were referred by one to do the IgE Test as s/he will also receive a copy.