IgE test is also called "Immunoglobulin E" test. IgE are the antibodies produced by the immune system. Antibodies are your body's defense system. These are proteins that identify and neutralize foreign objects in your body such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses. When these antibodies begin to overreact, you have allergic reactions. An IgE test measures the level of immunoglobin E protein in the blood.
People who have a history of allergic reactions are often asked by the doctor or by the dermatologist to get an IgE test done. You may also get the IgE test done if you show symptoms of an allergic reaction. Since there can be multiple signs of an allergic reaction, it is advised that you consult your doctor in case the symptoms are beyond your comfort level.
Some allergic reactions can be caused by the medication that you may be taking. Your doctor may suggest an IgE test in case you are prone to suffer an allergic reaction due to medication.