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Doctor insights on: Torch Antibodies Igg

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What are torch IgG and IgM tests used for?

What are torch IgG and IgM tests used for?

Immune system: Igg are igm are different types of antibodies. Low levels are associated with a risk of infection. High levels can be a sign of infection or other disease. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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How long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?

Herpes simplex: Generally 2-4 weeks is the time necessary for antibody formation, but this may be igm antibody, followed by conversion to igg in about 6-8 weeks, but this is highly variable from person to person. There are some false-negative results as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your hhv 6 IgG antibodies are high?

Nothing: The level doesn't matter. You are immune to herpes 6 from previous infection. There are rumors that the levels are higher in people with multiple sclerosis than in controls, but this is research-only and not a helpful test or 'one more thing for you to worry about.' some independent thinkers talk of this in relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome; i doubt a strong link here. ...Read more

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What do extremely elevated IgG antibodies to the VZV mean?

Incomplete info: What is the titer of antibodies? Did you have shingles recently? Were you exposed to any one with shingles or chicken pox? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Igg gliadin antibodies abnormal means what?

Igg gliadin antibodies abnormal means what?

Exposure: Basically, this your body's memory protein and tells us that, at some point, you've been exposed to the agent (e.g. Virus, substance, etc...). You should check with your doctor/lab about the significance of specific values. ...Read more

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Igg gliadin antibodies abnormal, what to do?

Igg gliadin antibodies abnormal, what to do?

More Testing: IgG antibodies to gliadin may be a sign of celiac disease. Especially if you are having chronic diarrhea. You need additional testing with your doctor including a test called an anti-tiisue transglutaminase and you may need a colonoscopy to diagnose to problem correctly. ...Read more

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How soon do antibodies change from IgM to igg?

No right answer: There is no right answer to this question. It depends on the virus or vaccine and it depends on the person. The answer can be anywhere from three to twenty four weeks. ...Read more