Igg Positive

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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Do antibiotics affect blood test results?

Query: Hello doctor,Does having an upper respiratory infection and taking an antibiotic for it impact blood tests for IgG, IgA, gamma globulin, etc.? Should I wait a month before these blood tests?  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Pathologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Protection in the respiratory tract is mainly by IgA which provides mucosal immunity. In respiratory tract infection, the level of IgA has been shown to be increased. IgG levels are generally increased long after the infection first occurs. It would be better to wai...  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 »


Dr. Prakashkumar P.bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

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 »

If rubella IgG is positive, am I at the risk of TORCH infection?

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 »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

As my HSV is positive, I am worried about HIV infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with CSW. After 16 weeks, STD test HSV 1+2 IgG is 13.30, Chlamydia trachomatis antibody IgG is 1.13 and HIV 1/2 combo P24 test is .05. I am in depression that herpes is positive and in future any chance of HIV positive. I am unmarried.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV infection has a window period of one to three months and during which the test results may have false negative results. According to WHO (World Health Organization), all results are considered conclusive at 12 weeks after the last high risk exposure. As your results a...  Read Full »

A swab from my vaginal tear showed positive HSV-1 and IgG. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, After a few days of having rough intercourse with my boyfriend, I began having pain and yellowish discharge from my vagina. A nurse examined me and told me that I had a tear inside my vagina. She took a swab of the tear, and I had blood workup done. The reports showed positive HSV-1 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is rare but possible to isolate HSV-1 from vaginal discharge as you have a history of the same infection. Isolation of HSV-1 from vagina does not confirm it as a causative agent in your case because your reports and clinical photo (attachment removed to protect ...  Read Full »

I had a possible rubella infection during early pregnancy. Will my baby's health be affected?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old married woman, who weighs 75 kg, and I am 5.6 feet tall. I am trying to conceive from last year, but ever since I started to try, my regular menstrual cycle of 28 days got delayed by 6 to 10 days. During my last periods, I noticed some red rashes on my face and up...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, and I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Variation in the results from various labs can be seen because of difference in the instrument, kits, reagents, techniques, etc. But, the overall result i...  Read Full »

Can I plan a pregnancy if I am rubella IgG positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I am rubella IgG positive 118.90 IU/mL and cytomegalovirus positive 8.87 IU/mL. What does it mean? Can I plan to get pregnant now?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. It means that you are either immune, vaccinated or had a recent infection. To rule out a recent infection, you have to repeat the titer after one week. If it does not increase, you can plan for pregnancy. Hope this h...  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 »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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 HPV 3...  Read Full »

Are STI tests on day 42 conclusive or do I require further testing?

Query: Hello doctor, I took the following STI tests on day 42 post a possible exposure and the reports show the following: HIV DUO (4th Gen) (CMIA) - Non Reactive (0.16) Syphilis Antibodies (Treponema) (EIA) - Negative (0.64) TPHA - Negative RPR - Non-Reactive HSV 1 & 2 - IgM antibody (EIA) - Negative ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. Tests for HIV (4th generation - HIV DUO), chlamydia and syphilis (antibody test and TPHA) are conclusive at day 42, whereas the tests for herpes genitalis need to be repeated for IgG at 12 weeks for a conc...  Read Full »

Is Natclovir safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, I have had three unsuccessful pregnancies. Currently, I am 12 weeks pregnant, and I have done TORCH test as asked by a local doctor. The reports showed Rubella antibody IgG 138 IU/mL positive, but IgM negative 0.12 IU/mL index. It also showed Cytomegalovirus...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are all IgG antibodies which are positive, but not IgM. IgG antibodies are a sign of chronic infection, but not an active infection. So, there is no risk of any infection to you and your baby. Secondly, I do not know why your doctor has started you on an antivir...  Read Full »

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