Immuglobulin M (IgM) - Serum

Immuglobulin M (IgM) - Serum

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Immunoglobulin M (IgM) - Serum test measures the levels of immunoglobulins(antibodies) of type M. Type M immunoglobulin levels indicate recent or active infections in the body.

This Test Includes

Serum IgM

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Immuglobulin M (IgM) - 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

Detecting or monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and immune deficiencies.

What is this test

The gamma-globulin band as seen in conventional serum protein electrophoresis consists of 5 immunoglobulins. In normal serum, about 5% is immunoglobulin M (IgM). Elevations of IgM may be due to polyclonal immunoglobulin production. Monoclonal elevations of IgM occur in macroglobulinemia. Monoclonal gammopathies of all types may lead to a spike in the gamma-globulin zone seen on serum protein electrophoresis. Decreased immunoglobulin levels are found in patients with congenital deficiencies.