There are five classes of immunoglobulins viz. IgM, IgG , IgA, IgD, IgE . The primary reaction after the initial contact is the formation of antibodies of the IgM class followed later by IgG and also IgA.
A test for Immunoglobulins is used to detect an excess or deficiency in the three major classes of immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA and...
When to get Tested
When a person has symptoms of immunoglobulin deficiency such as recurrent infections, especially of the respiratory tract or digestive system and/or chronic diarrhoea
When a person has signs of chronic inflammation or chronic infection
Chronic infections, especially involving the gastro intestinal tract
Inflammatory bowel disease
Agammaglobulinemia (Very rare)
Protein- losing gastroenteropathy
Hereditary IgA deficiency ( 1 out of 700 people)
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