IgG


Sunquest Code:IGG  
Epic Code:LAB4262Epic Name:IGG
Synonyms:Immunoglobulin IgG
Methodology:Immunoturbidmetry
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1 day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed and highly lipemic. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 8 days refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Age mg/dL
0-2 y 327-1270
2-4 y 468-1250
4-6 y 532-1340
6-8 y 454-1360
8-10 y 568-1360
10-12 y 568-1490
12-14 y 664-1490
14-18 y 550-1440
>18 y 610-1616
   
Use:Evaluate humoral immunity, monitor therapy in myeloma, quantitate IgG. Evaluate propensity to infections in children and lymphoma patients.


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