Distribution of IgE in a community population sample: correlations with age, sex, and allergen skin test reactivity.

@article{Barbee1981DistributionOI,
  title={Distribution of IgE in a community population sample: correlations with age, sex, and allergen skin test reactivity.},
  author={Robert A. Barbee and Marilyn J. Halonen and Michael D. Lebowitz and Benjamin Burrows},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1981},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={106-11}
}
The distribution of total serum IgE determined by the paper radioimmunosorbent test (PRIST) is examined in a large random stratified community population. Prior to logarithmic conversion the distribution of this immunoglobulin is not normal, with almost 40% of values below 20 IU/ml. A normal distribution occurs following such conversion, with a geometric mean value of 32.1 IU/ml. Both age and sex, in addition to atopic status, relate to IgE level. In both sexes highest levels occur among 6- to… CONTINUE READING

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