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Quantatative immunoglobulins test can it detect infections viral or bacterial?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not specific: Such a study just verifies they are present in at least normal amounts. If the sub-types are raised it is a non-specific indicator that the immune system was turned on to some challenge, not the type of challenge.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: There are specific tests for each infection.

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