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Immunoglobulin M

Alias: IgM

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: One of the five classes of immunoglobulins; a large molecule, it is found in blood and is involved in combating blood infections and in triggering immunoglobulin G production.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Immunoglobulins
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 15days - 0.10-0.40 g/L
15day to less than 13wks - 0.10-0.70 g/L
13wk to less than 1yr - 0.20-0.90 g/L
RR for Female
1yr to less than 19yrs - 0.50-1.90 g/L
RR for Male
1yr to less than 19yrs - 0.40-1.50 g/L
RR for Female
19yrs & above - 0.33 - 2.93 g/L
RR for Male
19yrs & above - 0.22 - 2.40 g/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024