Immunoglobulin D

Sunquest Code:IGD  
Epic Code:LAB3563Epic Name:IGD
Synonyms:IgD, Serum; IgD Total by Nephelometry, Serum
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic; hemolyzed; plasma

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Stable refrigerated (up to 48 hours); or frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:After separation from cells: 8 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99200


Reference Range:15.3 mg/dL or less
Use:IgD is one of the five classes of immunoglobulin. IgD is mainly found on the surface of B cells and may help regulate B cell function. The function of circulating IgD is unknown.

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