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what does high immunoglobulin ig m and complement mean?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 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 38-year-old member asked:

What is immunoglobulin g and what is it used for?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Fights infection: Immunoglobulin g (or igg) is an antibody that helps you fight infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Elevated immunoglobulin a means what?

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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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Immunoglobulin a --whats considered high?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: The normal range for IgA is dependent on the age of the patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does a high level of immunoglobulin m mean?

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Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Several causes: Multiple myeloma, early infections, rheumatoid arthritis and some kinds of kidney disease can cause this. The likely causes can vary with the age of the person. You need to discuss this with your physician.

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