Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA & IgM)


Indications:

IgG deficiency is associated with recurrent pyogenic infections. Congential absence of IgG or low levels may be found in male infants presenting with recurrent infecton. Elevated levels of a single immunoglobulin class are seen in myeloma.
A predominant increase of IgG is found in infections, auto-iumme disease and chronic active hepatitis.
IgM - Gamma globulin fraction of plasma proteins. Protects blood stream. Primary response to antigen.

Patient Instructions:

This test is referred to an external laboratory

Sample Requirements:

Gold (SST)

Postal Samples Acceptable:

Yes

For further details please contact the laboratory at: lab@xxxxbiolab.co.uk