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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: The normal range for IgA is dependent on the age of the patient.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
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
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unlikely: Low IgA occurs in about 1/333 people. Most people with this isolated deficiency do not have problem. A very low IgA level may make a celiac test bas... Read More