A 41-year-old female asked:
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i had low anca, level and often above normal esr, and abnormal ig3 levels in blood, pls can you advice of possible causes espec for low ig3?, thanks

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How low? : Picture is incomplete, we don't treat lab results, rather patients. You need to be evaluated as a whole, low IgG3, an IgG subtype, can be meaningless, and many people are asymptomatic. The test can be repeated to verify the result in context of your whole clinical picture, otherwise disregard it. Your doctor/the doctor who ordered the test, would make such call / refer you, or order more tests
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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