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How to test immune system

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: If you do not have an unusual susceptibility to infections, no need to check your immune system. But if you do, then several types of blood tests , so... Read More
Dr. Douglas Johnston
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
No: There are no recommended tests to determine the status of the immune system. The immune system and fuction is very complex. An immunologist can help e... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Yes: it depends upon your problem. checking immunoglobulins is one part of immune testing. it includes igg, iga, igm, ige and igg-subclasses igg1,igg2,igg3... Read More
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Immune Evaluation: There are a variety of labs to test immune function. Testing depends on what type of clinical symptoms you have and details of the recurrent infection... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be uti... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Immune response: Need to test the function of your antibody responses to vaccines as well. We often obtain the antibody titers to pneumococci and tetanus first. Then ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: A Coombs test is a blood test for hemolysis it is not a test for crohn's disease.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
IgG subclasses: Why tested for? Those are rather special tests done if there is a suspicion of subclass deficiency guided by history and physical examination, if they... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Immunologist: While a general internist can do a basic evaluation, if they think you have a significant issue, they should send you to see an immunologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Need more details.: You will need to tell us the type of tests involving the ELISA technique. Either false positive or false negative may mean a lab error, borderline va... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: Hiv tests are always positive within 6 months of infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Blood tests: Screening tests for immune function include antibody levels, a blood count with a breakdown of the cells and measurement of complement. If those are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Blood & skin tests: The regular screening for immune defects includes both blood levels of immune factors and tests of immune function. Some tests are rather sophisticate... Read More