The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: Iggs, Gammaglobulins, IgG, IgA, IgM, Immunoglobulin G, Immunoglobulin A, Immunoglobulin M
5 mL blood in plain tube.
Varies with age - see Table 2.
Assessment of patients with recurrent sinopulmonary infection, sepsis, gastrointestinal infection or other clinical presentations suggestive of immunoglobulin deficiency.
Electrophoresis ± immunofixation is required to exclude the presence of a paraprotein.
Detection of hypogammaglobulinaemia and monitoring immunoglobulin levels in patients with Plasma cell myeloma or Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Normal immunoglobulin levels do not exclude humoral immunodeficiency.
Further studies, such as assessment of antibody response following administration of vaccines, may be required if there is a high degree of clinical suspicion.
Check IJ and Papadea C. In: Rose NR et al eds. Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology. 5th ed. 1998.
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