Immunoglobulins A, G and M


Sunquest Code:IGGAM  
Epic Code:LAB3568Epic Name:Immunoglobulins A G and M
Synonyms:Quantitative Immunoglobulins
Methodology:Rate nephelometry
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.9 mL, 0.45 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Samples suspected of having macroglobulins or cryoglobulins should be collected and held at 37C. Samples suspected of containing cold agglutinins should not be refrigerated prior to serum separation from clot.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:See individual test listings.
Use:See individual listings.


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