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A 36-year-old member asked:

What does high immunoglobulin ig m and complement mean?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Depends: The "normal ranges" for all lab tests include 95% of the "normal" population; thus, 2.5% of people are above the upper limit, and 2.5% are below the lower limit. There's nothing to worry about if your values are a little bit above the normal range, but a very elevated IgM could be a sign of a problem. You need to check with the physician who ordered the tests to interpret your results.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What could high immunoglobulin IG m and complement C4 mean?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
May be significant: Immunogloblin m (igm) is one of the 5 classes of proteins that have antibodies. C4 is part of the complement cascade, a series of proteins that are important in immunity and inflammation. Elevation of both may occur in various diseases. The significance of the specific values for you depends on what your clinical problem is. Therefore, i can not be more specific as to what it means for you.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a high immunoglobulin level mean for you?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 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 important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific).

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