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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
First repeat the MMR: The MMR was first given in the US after 1971 as a single dose after age 1 yr.By 1990's measles outbreaks at colleges led to addition of a second dose. ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: A Coombs test is a blood test for hemolysis it is not a test for crohn's disease.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Hiv tests are always positive within 6 months of infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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