How to interpret on an exact (quantitative) ImmunoCAP Blood Test lab result?
Having a quantitative ImmunoCAP Blood Test result when investigating patients with suspected allergy opens up important new possibilities. Knowing a patients specific IgE antibody levels for the substance to which they are sensitive to increases the possibility of ranking how the different substances affect their symptoms. Substances found at low levels that today do not result in symptoms can nevertheless help predict future symptom development. Although a final diagnosis should always be based on the physicians overall picture of the situation, a general rule of thumb is that the higher the IgE antibody value, the greater the likelihood of symptoms appearing. Allergy is not a black and white ‘yes or no’ disease. Classifying patients as such is therefore an over-simplification and should be restricted only to the very first stages of allergy investigation. A quantitative ImmmunoCAP Blood Test result has great value. Together with a previous medical history and a physical examination,