An immunoglobulin titer is a test that is used to determine the presence and to measure the amount of antibodies present in the blood. The amount of antibodies correlates to the strength of the person's immune system. These tests are done to check if a person has an infection or if that person is protected against the infection.
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Query: Hi doctor, I got the results of immunoglobulin with IgG of 1128 mg/dL and IgM of 41 mg/dL. Does it indicate something that I need to consult a doctor immediately? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the investigation, you have a IgG (immunoglobulin G) of 1128 mg/dL (normal range : 600 to 1640 mg/dL) and IgA (immunoglobulin A) of 193 mg/dL (normal range : 47 to 310 mg/dL). Both IgG and IgA are within normal limits. But IgM (im... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have occasional needle pin in hands and numbness. Mild itchy rash on nose and both upper shoulders (still there and barely visible). I also have slight hand tremors, increased permanent floaters in both eyes. I have CMV IgG 55 (recent infection). All STD, HIV, hepatitis, EBV, and H... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Answer to your queries are: CMV IgG positivity indicates past infection. The exposure to CMV (cytomegalovirus) might have been there some weeks to years earlier. CMV is common in general infection and up to 60% are IgG positive. Sero- positivity percentage increases with ... Read Full »
Can I get protected against hepatitis B by vaccination?
Query: Hi doctor, I kissed someone who had chronic hepatitis B. So, I put my first hepatitis vaccination immediately, a second vaccination a week later and the third one, two weeks later after the second. Am I protected against hepatitis B? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are protected. Although the booster is not taken, some amount of immunity is provided by vaccination, it is enough to protect. So, it will protect you. Now, the best way to confirm this is by getting immunoglobin titers done and if the titers are adequate, t... Read Full »