Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
IGG Lab tests for angioedema
when I was in er for angioedema of my lip i dont remember what the dr said about my igg level.  If they are elevated does that mean that the angioedema is being caused by something being entered into my body or not?  Can you explain the basis for IGG?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The immunoglobulin or antibody titers are assessed in the blood and compare to normal levels. Raised levels usually indicate an infection or an allergic reaction. IgA is usually secreted  by mucous membranes, particularly those lining the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, as well as in saliva and tears. IgG  the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections. Allergic reactions are mediated by IgE antibodies, which are released on exposure to a particular allergen. So, raised levels of IgE indicate an allergic reaction.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Allergy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Asthma Answerers
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
AB
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
Nelson, New Zealand