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What Does Low Ig M Level Mean
What is difference between IgM and IgG for western blot for lyme. Positive for IgM but not IgG, what does that mean? Tks
Recent infection: Hi. IgM is present only with recent infection. After IgM levels fall away, IgG takes over for ongoing and recurrent exposure to antigen. (The antibodies in this picture are IgG's). I'm glad your doc was on the ball. She/he may have saved you a world of hurt by making the diagnosis promptly. Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have? S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more
Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more
Low IgM: Low IgM levels in and of themselves are not common, but can occur. If they occur with low IgG levels or with other clinical symptoms the diagnosis can be different. Isolated low IgM can be caused by a variety of factors, and often eventually resolves. See an immunologist for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more
My son has had bloods done there is low levels of IgA and igm. But IgG is normal what does this mean?
Make sure the: Report was interpreted in the context of your son's age. The normals are not the same as adults. ...Read more
Depends: The "normal ranges" for all lab tests include 95% of the "normal" population; thus, 2.5% of people are above the upper limit, and 2.5% are below the lower limit. There's nothing to worry about if your values are a little bit above the normal range, but a very elevated IgM could be a sign of a problem. You need to check with the physician who ordered the tests to interpret your results. ...Read more
IgM and IgA: Low levels of IgA and IgM may mean that you have an immune deficiency. If they are only slightly low and your igg is normal and you are able to respond to vaccines and do not have a lot of infections, there may be nothing to worry about. We need a lot of history and additional blood tests to understand what any particular level of antibodies in the blood means. ...Read more
IgA, IgM: Were they low to start with? Did you attemt to treat them? Some variation is testing as well as the body is normal. Should be same lab, same method, similar results. ...Read more
High white cell?: Low IgM per se is unlikely to be of major clinical importance but a persistently high WBC requires further evaluation by a hematologist in the absence of an acute or chronic infection. On the other hand, a transiently elevated WBC (no more than a week duration) is likely from an acute infection be it viral or bacterial. ...Read more
My IgM levels are very low all the others are on the low side but not excessively I have suffered ill health since childhood can you shed any light?
low levels of igm by itself may not be significant. However, you have had health problems since childhood. There is a condition known as selective igm deficiency in which there is an absence of igm and normal levels of igg and iga. Igm does play a role in fighting infection as it is the first antibody produced in an acute infection. About 2.5% of people have lower than normal igm lev. ...Read more
My IgM level went from normal to very low. Down to 28. What is going on? I am being followed for biclonal gammopathy. Should I worry
Keep Following: There are a number of variables which could be contributing to this and for the sake of brevity (i'm only allowed a 400 letter answer) I suggest that you keep your appointments with your specialist. ...Read more
My Igm level has been in the 700 range for over a year. Bloodwork is currently 744 and my MCHC levels are low. 31.8. Is there a correlation? Thoughts
Monoclonal?: First you need to find out if the IgM is monoclonal or polyclonal. Then you need to tell us what kinds of symptoms you have besides a low MCHC which is more likely associated with iron deficiency in your age group. Then let's talk again. ...Read more
Depends: If you have M protein from another class of immunoglobulin, then the cells producing this M protein would crowd out the other immunoglobulin producing cells in the bone marrow leading to a lower level of what that cell would ordinarily produce. Some Multiple myeloma cases are of no medical significance but needs to be followed. Many myeloma patients are prone to bacterial infections. ...Read more
Part of the disease: Whenever you have smoldering myeloma of certain type, say IgG for example, the other antibody types like IgM and IgA are often decreased. It is just part of the disease process to see a paradoxical lower of other antibody types that are not involved in smoldering myeloma. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: Normal IgM levels are about 50-250 mg/dl. A level of 492 does not necessarily mean a disease, but you should consult the doctor who ordered the test so that it may interpreted in the context of your history and other findings. ...Read more
Should a low level of serum IgM (26) for an adult that is asymptomatic be followed up with other diagnostic tests and if so, which ones?
IgM: Normal ranges for IgM can be challenging since this is the "first" antibody that appears, but also one that fades quickly. Neoplasms that make IgM are a bigger concern in an otherwise healthy adult. So, to answer your question, No, I would not recommend you either worry about a below "normal" result nor that you follow it up. Be grateful that it is not high. ...Read more
My 18 month old son has low IgA and igm. Normal igg. What does this mean? He's had repeat bloods and they were still low.
Important point: Is why were they measured? His body has shown that his immunity is affected. The only way that you can upgrade it is by the art and science of good nutrition. That is actually the only way. Hinppocrates said "let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food" that was 400 bce and the rule still holds today because we have the same biology as they did in his era. ...Read more
My 2yr son has been doing infusion treatment for over a yr now for. Low IgG and his IgM is still very low what does thar mean?
Trace IgM: Most immune globulin infusions primarily contain IgG with only trace amounts of IgA and IgM. Typically we monitor only IgG peak and trough levels. ...Read more
My brucella IgG came back 0.03 and IgM 0.07. What does that mean? Also does that mean that I have a low immune system? Please help! Thank you
I have similar #s: Because I have not had brucellosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.
It is positive: The level is not as important as what is your clinical examination and other findings. The positive rheumatoid factor by itself does not mean you have arthritis. There are other things that you rheumatologist will look forward to help clarify whether the positive rheumatoid factor is due to rheumatoid arthritis or something else. ...Read more
Is it normal to have borderline low immunoglobulin m (igm) levels? Do they fluctuate that much? ...Or nothing to worry about? Doc wasn't worried.
It may fluctuate but I won't be concerned with an isolated low igm, let alone a borderline low one.
The immunoglobulin levels, like any other products produced by the body, do fluctuate a little with time but usually within a narrow range in a healthy person. Some levels may elevate in the presence of infections or allergen exposure. ...Read more
Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM, IGG, IGG (EBNA). what does this mean?
Epidemiology of EBV:
Studies show that the Epstein Barr Virus is ubiquitous in all human populations. Children acquire the disease and seroconvert in the first few years of life. Studies also show that EBV titers are high in young children and then in persons above 50 years old. IGM antibodies are usually seen in early infection IGG antibodies immunity or memory response.
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Hi: What is significance of high IGM, (twice top reference range level), very high IGE, with low IGG, low IGG subclasses, and low IGA? Thanks much!
More info needed: The question asked can be intreperted in many ways. Normally these are levels in relation to a disease. A high IGM means recent infection, a high IGE means something allergic is bothering you and low IGG means less memory antibodies for an old infection. Low IGA is antibody for your gut/intestines. Hopefully this helps. See your doctor for more answers. ...Read more
Son, 17, has igg 850, iga 89, igm 17. levels are decreasing with each lab over last 18 months. Low response to pnuemovax 6/23. Could this be CVID?
No: It is called impaired anti-polysaccharide response. If there is recurrent sinus and/or lung infections, either prophylactic or gammaglobulin replacement may be considered. If he is healthy otherwise, it would be ok to just wait and see. ...Read more
What does low IgA & low IgM mean? My son is 20 months. Always sick & just got over an infection in his foot that came up out of no where....
Weak immunity: Your baby may have a decreased ability to fight infections called an immunodeficiency. In infancy some of these problems are transient resolving with time. Others are persistent. If these are the only tests that were done more will be needed for a precise diagnosis. Discuss with your baby's pediatrician whether a consultation with a pediatric immunologist may be helpful. ...Read more
What does low IgG subclass 1 mean, 219 (422-1292) & IGM serum is high, 486 (40-230). Please explain what this means. I am always tired & I take b12.
See an immunologist: A 63 year old female with low IgG subclass 1 and elevated IgM, also with fatigue. A low IgG1 with normal total IgG could indicate a selective IgG subclass deficiency. But this value alone doesn't really tell us much. You need further evaluation by an immunologist to take a good history, learn about your infectious history, and obtain more loans - specifically response to vaccine challenge. ...Read more
What are CD4+ t cells? And what does it mean if they are raised? I have MBL deficiency, low IgM & IgG3. Raised CRP & Serum Amyloid A
Low levels of all: dhea, alkaline phosphase, igm, IgG and carbon monoxide and calcium has gone from 10 to 9.4 in 1 month. Any ideas please?
If u have Vitamin D deficiency, does this have any effect on immunoglobulin levels (IgG, IgM...etc.)? Would low Vitamin D cause lower IgG or IgM?
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