What Is Immunoglobulin E (IgE)? - Definition, Function & Blood Test


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What percentage of mammalian immunoglobulin is IgE?

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1. Which of the following causes a person to have an allergic reaction to a pathogen?

2. What type of pathogens is IgE known to identify?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment assets will test your grasp on the makeup of IgE, pathogens, and their relationship with allergic reactions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more distinct, you will be assessed on your comprehension of:

  • Allergy testing
  • The effect of IgE on allergic reactions
  • The type of pathogens IgE can identify
  • The amount of mammalian immunoglobulin in IgE

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related immunoglobulin E lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about allergies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about antibodies in a different light

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about immunoglobulin E, study the related lesson by the title of What Is Immunoglobulin E (IgE)? - Definition, Function & Blood Test. This lesson will elaborate on concepts like:

  • What an immunoglobulin is
  • The significance of immunoglobulin E
  • How immunoglobulin E relates to allergies and asthma
  • How the immunoglobulin E blood test helps the medical community