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Low IGM?
hi,

I would like to have some input please regarding my immunoglogolin results below:

TOTAL IGA 2.56           normal range 0.7 - 4.0 g/L
TOTAL IGG 11.30           normal range7.0 - 16.0 g/L
TOTAL IGM 0.44           normal range 0.4 - 2.3 g/L

I noticed that i have low IGM what can this be?  I also was recently diagnosed with Candida Non-albican in my stools.

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Hi!
In general IgG shows past infection and IgM shows recent infection. So a low IgM basically means you did not catch the infection recently. However, all the results are within normal limits. Please discuss with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!

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thank you very much for your answer. when you say IgM for recent infections, how recent is this, what is the period in average.

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The definition of recent would vary with the type of infection. If you are thinking in terms of HIV (according to your other post), it would means anything from a month to six month, depending on the antibody response in your body. So if after 6 months IgG and IgM are both normal then in all probability there is no infection. Take care!

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