Immuglobulin A (IgA) - Serum

Immuglobulin A (IgA) - Serum

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Immunoglobulin A (IgA) - Serum test measures the levels of immunoglobulins(antibodies) of type A. Type A immunoglobulin is found in the fluids of respiratory and gastrointestinal tract.

This Test Includes

Serum IgA

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Immuglobulin A (IgA) - Serum Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

IgA constitutes 15% of gamma globulins in normal serum. Decreased levels are seen in patients with Congenital deficiencies. Monoclonal elevation of IgA is seen in Multiple myeloma & Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. This assay is useful for detection and monitoring of Monoclonal gammopathies and Primary or Secondary Immune deficiencies.

What is this test

IgA constitutes 15% of gamma globulins in normal serum. Decreased levels are seen in patients with Congenital deficiencies. Monoclonal elevation of IgA is seen in Multiple myeloma & Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. This assay is useful for detection and monitoring of Monoclonal gammopathies and Primary or Secondary Immune deficiencies.