Immunoglobulin D

Abbrev Code:IGD   
Order Code:LAB3563Order Name:IGD
Synonyms:IgD, Serum; IgD Total by Nephelometry, Serum
CPT Codes: 82784 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic; hemolyzed; room temperature specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL., 0.5 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 14 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3003486


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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