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Immunoglobulin A

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Different things: Immunoglobulin could be elevated in many different conditions such as infections, inflammation , other chronic diseases as well as certain blood malig ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: The normal range for IgA is dependent on the age of the patient.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also impo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See immunologist: Immunoglobulin A and G are major parts of the immune system that protect us from serious bacterial infections. Lacking IgA is fairly common but lack ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alyson Simpson
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immunoglobulin A: Immunoglobulin a is an antibody that plays a critical in mucosal immunity found in mucosal secretions, tears, saliva, breast milk, the gastrointestina ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It's complicated: You can't purchase iga. Different types of interferon (ifn) are avaialble as medications to treat specific illnesses (alpha, beta..). Most of the ty ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No.: Though mildly elevated levels of IgA can be normal, very high levels need to be investigated. Please discuss with the provider who ordered the test - ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Secretary: IgA is present mostly on the mucosal surface of the eyes, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts . If it is the only immunoglobulin being low, it ma ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be: Some studies show a link, but not necessarily a sole factor for increase in immunity or surface immunoglobulins. At any rate, it goes along in genera ... Read More

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