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an iga count of 438. is this count high enough to be concerned?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Why check IgA : Question is why were IgA levels checked. Do you have immune deficiency or IgA myeloma. Two common reason to check IgA levels. If IgA myeloma history then you might need Hemoglobin electrophoresis to get more answers. Talk to your hematologist. If immune problem then consult a immunologist. Reference range IgA in adults is between 70-312 mg/dl.
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
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