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
Total parameters available: 1
Parameter Names:Immuglobulin M (IgM) - Serum Test
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.