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Chikungunya Ig M Titration
3 main lab tests: Virus isolation (the most definitive, but results may take 1-2 wks), recently reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction has been developed (results within 1-2 days), & elisa serological tests requiring both an acute phase serum & convalescent phase serum 10-14 d after ds onset. Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to cdc’s arbovirus diagnostic lab: —>see comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I'm 8 weeks pregnent. I have been tested to rubella. Serum for torch IgG came +ve 46.71, IgM came -ve 0.12. How'd i interpret it? Is it safe 4baby?
Antibodies: Vaccination against rubella is part of routine immunization. Rubella is a viral infection that can significantly harm your baby if you contract it during pregnancy. Screening for immunity is part of pregnancy care. Igg are antibodies that are mature immunity. They are our long term protectors. Igm are acute antibodies providing an inital response to infection. You are rubella immune! congrats. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how high the level is. Normal igm levels vary depending on age. A high igm level at one age may be normal at another age. If the level is borderline elevated i would not be concerned. If it is 5 times the upper limit of normal then i would go to a hematologist. ...Read more
Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more
I have a swollen painful leg. I had a d-dimer 300, globulin 36 & neutrophil 6.44. Recent test anti-cardiolipin IgM was in 82u/ml pt 13.8 is it ok?
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