Lab Test : Immunoglobulin M

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Alternate:IgM; Quantitative IgM
Phone:(937) 641-3428
Available:Daily, 24 hours.
Turnaround:Routine 3 hours; Stat 30 minutes.
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Green top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Normal:See appendix.
Uses:IgM is decreased in immune deficient states, protein losing conditions, and non IgM myelomas, IgM is increased in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, chronic infections and liver disease.
Limitations:It should be noted that the assay of IgM for intrauterine infections is nonspecific and must be supplemented with specific diagnostic tests.

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