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Had my blood test done,no symptoms, feeling good.everything in the norm apart from igm levels which are 8,42 (range up to 2). igg is ok. crp good. what does elevated igm mean? i hav uc (in remission but recently got out of a flare). sick worried?

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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Recent infection?: Blood test results are best interpreted in the context of your clinical presentation. Your treating doctor who ordered the tests is best placed to explain the meaning of these results as he has your clinical information that made him do the tests. IgM antibodies can mean recent infection, first time. Also in some liver diseases they can be raised. So these tests cannot be useful without context

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A 29-year-old female asked:

Today had my blood test done, no symptoms, feeling good. Everything within the range apart from IgM levels which are 8,42. IgG is fine within the range. CRP good. What does elevated IgM mean? I hav UC (now in remission but recently got out of a flare?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear info: IgM level of 8,42 is not elevated. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Wish you good health!

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