What do high IgA serum mean? Does it mean allergies?

No, IgE = allergies. A high ige is associated with allergies, parasitic infections and some rarer medical conditions. A slightly high IgA is a nonspecific finding and may not be clinically significant. If it's extremely high, like ten times normal, it could mean a plasma cell abnormality, like multiple myeloma. Autoimmune diseases may also cause IgA to become elevated. Ask an immunologist to evaluate you if concerned.

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What do high IgA serum mean for you?

Usually nothing. Low IgA can be associated with recurrent infections/sinus problems, etc. However, elevated IgA is likely nothing to be concerned about. Iga is one of the immunoglobulins .... It would be prudent to make sure that your other immunoglobulins are normal. Read more...

What does a high IgA serum means?

See below. Iga is one of the antibodies that is made by our bodies. It is found in the blood but its main function is to be secreted into our tears, mucous membranes and the like. Iga functions as a first line of defense against infections. Pt with IgA deficiency can do quite well and have no symptoms or can have recurrent sinus infections. Read more...

My doc sent me for the Celiac panel, Gliadin & Transglutaminase were normal but IGA serum was 424, doc said the norm is 90, what does this mean?

Nonspecific test. IgA is the bodies first line of defense for many infections at the mucosal surfaces. An elevated IgA is often associated with inflammation or infection. The test is very nonspecific alone and I'd advise you to continue to follow up with your physician as per their request for the work up of your symptoms. . Read more...