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Celiac And Immunoglobulin A Qn Serum
Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more
I recently had a celiac panel done and it came back negative. However the immunoglobulin a, qn, serum level was low at 59. Is this serious?
Normal: 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. Having said that, your IgA level is normal. ...Read more
My blood work indicated I have low Immunoglobulin A, QN, Serum and Low Igg 1 and 3as well as 14 low Pneumococcal types; could this be why I have fatig?
Possibly: The fatigue can be due to recurrent respiratory infections, secondary to the immunoglobulin defiencies, and the low antibodies titers, kindly keep the follow up with an allergist/immunologist preferably in a tertiary care facility, you may need intravenous immunoglobulins replacement therapy, wish you wellness ...Read more
Waldenstrom's Dz: An elevation of immunoglobulin m (igm) in the serum esp. If monoclonal (of one kind) raises the possibility of waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - a malignancy affecting lymphocytes or plasma cells that produce this abnormal IgM protein causing symptoms of hyperviscosity - confusion, shortness of breath, stroke, kidney damage etc. ...Read more
Don't worry: I presume that these tests were done because of recurrent sinus or lung infections. Ig g is a measurement of the major antibody type which is involved in fighting against infections. If the total is normal but the igg3 is low, it has little meaning. But if your total igg1 is low, then this may be of concern. ...Read more
Is a serum immunofixation test focused on monoclonal immunoglobulins but can also detect polyclonal ones or just the former? Thanks.
I have a very low igg3 and igg4, along with a very low immunoglobulin m and a high serum amyloid a - what does this mean?
See immunlogist: The low igg3 and igg4 in and of themselves may not mean much if your igg1 is normal. The fact that you also have low igm suggests that there may be an immune disorder. The high serum amyloid a likely signifies inflammation in your case. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../10608507?. ...Read more
I had an immunoglobulin g, qn, serum appear on my blood test result of 2364, yet my doctor said it's not an issue. Is he right?
Correct.: Look at the person. Look at the numbers only when they shed light on the person. ...Read more
Immunoglobulin a is an antibody that plays a critical in mucosal immunity found in mucosal secretions, tears, saliva, breast milk, the gastrointestinal tract, and the lungs. It helps prevent against sinus infections, ear infections, and pneumonia. More IgA is prodced per day than ...Read more