The body's defence mechanism (immune system) consists of several classes of antibodies. Another name for these antibodies is immunoglobulins (Ig). Examples are IgA, IgE, IgG and IgM. If the defence mechanism is weakned then the body finds it harder to fight infections leading to recurrent infections and chronic illness.
IgA prevents allergens, bacteria and viruses from sticking to the mucous membrane which could otherwise cause infection or inflammation.
IgG constitutes 80% of the body's antibody content. In the case of secondary immune reactions (repeated contact) the body switches to the production of IgG and is an important antibody in the defence against bacteria and viruses.
IgM is the first antibody formed in an immune reaction and is mainly involved in reactions against bacteria and viruses.
This test is individual's who get recurrent infections especially of the respiratory tract, the stomach or who suffer from constant diarrhea.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Total Protein represents the sum of albumin and globulin. It is more important to know which protein fraction is high or low than what the measure of total protein is.
Albumin is made mainly in the liver and helps to keep the blood from leaking out of blood vessels. It also helps carry some medicines and other substances through the blood and is important for tissue growth and healing.
Low albumin levels can indicate liver disease and can also be a marker for chronic ill-health, malnutrition and inflammation. It can also occur in kidney conditions such as nephrotic syndrome and diabetes.
Raised levels are usually caused by dehydration.
Globulin consists of different proteins and is made by the liver and the immune system. Certain globulins bind with haemoglobin while others transport metals, such as iron, in the blood and help fight infection.
We will send you your Immunoglobulins IgG IgM IgA finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Immunoglobulins IgG IgM IgA test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Immunoglobulins IgG IgM IgA test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Immunoglobulins IgG IgM IgA test results.
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