IgG (immunoglobulin G) is a protein produced by the body's immune system to fight off pathogens that enter the body. A positive IgG test indicates the immune status of an individual to a particular pathogen. IgG test is also used to diagnose conditions like autoimmune hepatitis.
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My wife is pregnant, and I have doubts regarding CMV, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant with our second child. She is seven weeks pregnant. I have doubts regarding CMV, toxoplasmosis and rubella (Rubéole-French). In all three tests, IgG is positive and IgM negative. Is this fine? We have our appointment tomorrow but we can not wait until then. Kindly cla... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your history. As the IgM (immunoglobulin M) test is negative and IgG (immunoglobulin G) tests are positive, she has no recent infection and has immunity against both the viruses, so she is absolutely fine; you should not w... Read Full »
Is it good to have high IgG levels in the TORCH test while planning for pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but we had to drop. After dropping pregnancy, we consulted our gynecologist and he suggested us to have TORCH test. The result of TORCH before eight months was rubella IgG 40.62 and IgM 0.62, CMV IgG 8.89 and IgM 0.28 and herpes IgG 2.97 and IgM 0.56. W... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus) and herpes IgG positivity (immunoglobulin G) indicate that she had these infections in the past and now is immune to them. These infections will not happen again except herpes. Nothing needs to be done for these reports and you can go... Read Full »
Can I acquire a TORCH infection if my rubella IgG is positive?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 4 months pregnant. I had a TORCH test before two years as I met with miscarriage. The TORCH results were rubella IgG positive 19.56, rubella IgM non-reactive, CMV IgG reactive (738.65) and CMV IgM antibody non-reactive. I want to know whether I am at the risk of TORCH infection? Am ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are not at risk of TORCH infection (toxoplasmosis, other, rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes infection), so relax and do not worry. If it would have been the IgM posi... Read Full »
Though I had HPV vaccine, I am getting warts. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a viral wart on my forehead. Is it caused by HPV? In my teenage, I had warts on my thumb. Even, my doctor gave me vaccine for HPV. Is that worth or useless? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is confirmative for a verruca plana, which is a plane viral wart. All warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV); however the strains causing it are different. On the face, it is usually due to H... Read Full »
MOG IgG positive, and NMO IgG negative with vision problem. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, MOG IgG positive, and NMO IgG negative. Sudden problem in vision of one eye. Age 9 years, female. Treatment IVMP for five days. Please suggest the best possible treatment and please explain about the condition. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. MOG-antibodies are common in children with acute demyelinating syndromes (like optic neuritis in your case) with both monophasic and relapsing disease courses. MOG is myelin oligodendrocytes glycoprotein normally present on oligodendrocytes of brain, spinal cord and ... Read Full »
Does 'rubella IgG reactive' indicate any infection?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife had her last period two months back. We got married nine days later. Her period skipped for last month. Some bleeding is happening once in a day for past two days. But, it is in small amount only. We visited the doctor; she suggested tests. We did all the tests like CBC, Hb, ru... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If pregnancy has been ruled out already, then the delay is likely to be stress induced. However, it is important to learn if she has any hormonal imbalances and ever had irregular menses or not with possible causes being hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia or PCOD (po... Read Full »
I had a miscarriage four months back and tested positive for IgG for CMV, rubella, and HSV. Can I plan for pregnancy now?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I had a miscarriage four months back. Now we are planning for a baby again. My doctor asked me for a torch test, and I tested IgG positive for CMV, rubella, and HSV 1 and 2. IgG rubella- 58 IU/ml, IgG CMV -177 AU/ml, IgG HSV 1 and 2 - 14.80 IV, and IgM negative ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. I will explain to you what this means. IgG (Immunoglobulin G) is an antibody against these infections and denotes that you have had such a disease or received a vaccine against them. IgM (Immunoglobulin M) means that you currently have tha... Read Full »
What is the expected level of antibodies after a COVID vaccine?
Query: Hi doctor, I did the antibody test after two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a gap of 5.5 weeks. The second dose was before 6 weeks. I want to get my report evaluated. What is the range for antibodies? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an antibody IgG (immunoglobulin G) value of 13.52 U/mL, which means you have enough antibodies to fight COVID. Now you are protected from COVID. Check again after five months and get the third shot after getting antibody reports. As of now, you do not need... Read Full »
Is treatment for IgG-positive toxoplasmosis during pregnancy advisable?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 4 months pregnant. Her toxoplasmosis report showed IgG reactive and IgM non-reactive. Our doctor prescribed her Rovamycine forte 30 tablets for 10 days. What shall we do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I sincerely advise her to not take anything. Any infection produces two types of antibodies. They are IgG and IgM. IgG is from infections which occurred many years or decades ago. It is not harmful as it will not cross the placenta and will not affect the baby. ... Read Full »
Can Rovamycin forte be taken during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 1 month pregnant. My doctor prescribed me Rovamycin forte as my rubella IgG came positive and IgM negative. Is it safe to take this medicine? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Rovamycin is for toxoplasmosis. What is the report of toxoplasma? Your rubella test IgG came positive and IgM came negative. So, you have immunity against rubella and do not need any treatment. By the way, Rovamycin forte is safel... Read Full »